DebDav On The Road


Painted Churches

In the mid 1800’s, hundreds of German and Czech immigrants left Europe due to poverty in search of a new dream and landed in Central Texas. 

 These communities embraced America and the promise of their new future, while still preserving their traditional values, culture, food and faith of their homelands.  Each community of 600+  families came together to build these sacred buildings – purchasing the statues and donating them to the churches.

They decorated the interiors with colors (many of them painted with milk paint) and symbols to remind them of their homelands.  Fifteen of the wonderful places of worship are open to the public and are still actively continuing to thrive

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