Weddings Are Helping Save Historic Texas Dance Halls

“It’s a matter of what makes the best sense at the time, and being open to the possibilities of change,” one preservationist says.

By Travis BubenikMay 13, 2019 9:30 am, , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

In rural Texas, people are trying to preserve historic “dance halls,” which were built around the turn of the 20th century.

For decades, German and Czech farming communities have used these barn-like buildings for dances parties, or just to hash out community business. But with changing traditions and musical tastes, many of the halls have crumbled and been lost to time. Weddings might help save the ones that are left, but it’s still an uphill economic battle.

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