As we drove up and down Washington Street trying to find a memorial to the Butterfield Stage Coach and Mail Route, we passed the Kidd-Key Auditorium situated in this lovely setting on North Rusk street.
This immense building is used as a performing arts venue, hosts art shows and festivals and makes a grand place for wedding parties apparently. This is a shared facility, with the Sherman Municipal Ballroom located upstairs.
We never did find the memorial we were searching for, but once I returned home to do a little research I learned more about the town of Sherman and found that Kidd-Key figures often in the town's celebrations.
*405 N. Rusk, Sherman, Texas (903-892-7205)
April - Tour of Homes
The Sherman Preservation League Tour of Homes - Tours take place over the 2nd or third weekend in April. You can visit 8 of the historic homes in Sherman which were built between 1896 and 1912 as well as 2 museums and the historic West Hill Cemetery.
September - International Aerobatic Competition. The national aerobatic competitions are held in the first week of September and involve more than 50 aerobatic pilots in various events. Attendances are high and the admission is free.
Kelly Square Mall
Right in the main square, Kelly Square is a beautifully restored three-story turn-of-the-century building. Inside are art galleries, antiques shops, a bakery, chocolate shop and other specialties.
In one shop there was some very lovely Native American ware - expensive too in some cases. I was surprised to see a lot of Australian opal in a cabinet and even more surprised with the shop assistant came out with an Australian accent. This was not the owner of the shop, but this Aussie lady and her husband were living in this small town.
One of the many antiques that are scattered around this tiny mall.
The Hurdy Gurdy Man.
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