Scene Around Town: Heritage Foundation 50th Anniversary Celebration

Foundation of Williamson County

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County celebrated its 50-year anniversary celebration event, which took place on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Franklin Theatre. Two performances and receptions were held, highlighting the organization’s rich history, along with the many preservation projects and events that it has championed. In the words of Heritage Foundation Historian, Rick Warwick, a small group of people can make great changes, as he told how the Heritage Foundation time and time again showed up to preserve landmarks around the county.

Other memories shared during the evening included board member, Danny Anderson, who has chaired the Heritage Ball four times, recalled memories of the ball where one year they opted for a Chinese food buffet but ended up running out of food, the year the ball was held at Harlinsdale and a horse got loose in the tent as they were decorating for the event to the time when early morning heavy rains caused the tent to collapse the day of the event.

The Heritage Foundation closed the event with a performance by Peter Mayer, lead guitarist of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, who wrote an original song “I’m Coming Home” for the event.

Just before the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County event started we spoke to musical guest Peter Mayer lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers band.

Posted by Williamson Source on Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Heritage Foundation preserves the communities and cultural heritage of Williamson County. They work with area leaders to continually care for historic spaces, treasured landmarks, and cherished local businesses. Learn more about The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County here. 

See our photos from the event below.