The Great Westmen:
NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS
A TOWN THAT PRESERVES ITS CULTURAL MEMORY
Who are we, individually and as a people? How do our culture and traditions inform how we view ourselves? What is our story? How is it expressed?
The passing down of the culture and tradition of Westernkind from generation to generation is critical to maintaining Westernkind’s cohesiveness and resilience. Art, architecture, statuary and memorial structures are but one modality that transforms the historical events we share into our shared cultural memory, and reinforces our shared bonds of kinship.
This is how one town uses its public spaces to preserve its shared cultural memory.