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|St. Augustine’s Cultural Center has much to be grateful for this
past year, after several years of being stymied. Our last two
grants, one from the State of Nevada Commission for Cultural
Affairs and one from the National Park Services’s “Save America’
s Treasures” finally came through. We have been under
construction since last August and hope to wrap up this year. Here
is an outline of these final renovations:
The Henry Kilgren 9-rank Pipe Organ has been fully (and
Beautifully) restored and reinstalled by renowned master organ
maker Charles Ruggles. It has a wonderfully sweet sound. We can’
t wait for you to hear it! You definitely want to reserve ahead and
be here. We will have activities Saturday and Sunday. Here are the
preliminary plans and we anticipate September of 2014.
A very Special Evening Program with Richard Elloyan, (www.
richardelloyan.net). If you are lucky enough to have heard him,
you know that he is Nevada’s great western singer with solid rural
roots. His rich voice resonates with the spirit of all Nevadans! Be
sure to visit his website and order his wonderful CD’s You can
also purchase some from him in person at this program in St.
Richard Elloyan’s opening act will be the glorious (and surprising)
music of the fabulous Henry Kilgren Organ played by Charlie
Ruggles, Howard Bennett and a mystery guest.
Our Dedication and Celebration has been rescheduled for
In the process of restoration, we have ended up with an incredible
inventory of architectural salvage and other surplus items. This
includes a large amount of 'barn wood', several pews, even a claw-
foot tub! We will take pictures and put them up on our website so
the items can be sold through the summer.
Thank you so much for your continued interest and support of St.
Augustine's. Although we have had several delays throughout the
restoration process, it will be exciting when we are finally able to
hold events in this wonderful old church. And when you hear the
sweet sound of the Henry Kilgen Organ, you will know it has been