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Stonehenge II On The Move
July 2, 2010
If you’re planning to visit Stonehenge II this summer in the hills near Hunt, Texas, you’re going to be disappointed. All 75 pieces of the Stonehenge — and its guardian Easter Island heads — are being hauled away and will soon be gone.
But not gone for good; not if David Cockrell, executive director of the Hill Country Arts Foundation in nearby Ingram, has anything to say about it.
“It’s not a definite that it’s moving here, but it pretty much is,” said David. “I just have to raise the money to make it happen.”
The Foundation’s plan — once David raises around $40,000 — is to truck the Stonehenge eight miles east into town, and set it up in an open field on the 15-acre campus near the softball fields and the Foundation’s Park Theatre. The megaliths and statues will be reinforced with concrete and rebar so that they can survive in their new downtown location. According to the Kerrville Daily Times, everything should be moved by September 30 — too late for the Autumn equinox, but in plenty of time for the Winter solstice.
David told us that the land underneath the Stonehenge had been sold, and its new owners “were just going to knock it over.” He’s no Druid, but he understands the drawing power of a Stonehenge, even if not everyone in Ingram realized what needed to be done. “A lot of people were saying, ‘Keep it where it is!'” he said. “But they didn’t understand that that’s not an option.”
(Contributions to save the Stonehenge can be made by contacting the Hill Country Arts Foundation through its Facebook page or at 830-367-5120.) [Thanks to AndrewB for the lead]
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Stonehenge II and Easter Island Heads
Hill Country Arts Foundation
- 120 Point Theatre Rd S., Ingram, TX
- Relocated to the grounds of the Hill Country Arts Foundation. I-10 exit south into Kerrville. Turn right when you get to Hwy 27/Main St. Take Hwy 27 to Ingram (about 5 miles). At the second light in Ingram go straight through the intersection toward Hunt, which will put you on Hwy 39 (Hwy 27 will angle off to the right toward Mountain Home). After the light, watch for the Johnson Creek Bridge; immediately after the bridge you will see the sign for the Hill Country Arts Foundation on the left.
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July 3rd, 2010 at 11:09 pm
where is it going? Can we see it in its new location?
July 26th, 2010 at 8:56 am
I just found out that this replica even existed! What a disappointment to hear that it is no longer available to the public. I hope it is safely moved to a good location and available to the general public, as I would love to visit and enjoy this replica of Stonehenge in person. Brightest Blessings to you, David Cockrell.
July 28th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
This roadside attraction is moving to the campus of the Hill Country Arts Foundation, home of the Point Theatre, the Duncan/McAshan Visual Art Center and the future home of Stonehenge II.
It will be completely accessible to the public. It will be visible from HWY 39 in Ingram, TX. Ingram is located 6 miles west of Kerrville on the way to Hunt. Stop by and see us. We’ll be looking for you.
July 29th, 2010 at 7:40 am
So, we will not be able to see it till after 9/30 at it’s new location, maybe?
Planning on RIDING out that way middle of next month(35th Anniversary RIDE), nice Country to RIDE through. Would like to stop and check it out, if it’s still gonna be in Hunt. Will check back…
August 3rd, 2010 at 12:44 pm
Has it been dismantled yet or is it still standing in the original Hunt site?
August 4th, 2010 at 2:00 pm
I’m so glad this outdoor art treasure is being moved to a place it can be appreciated. We used to love passing by it on the way to Boy Scout Camp in Hunt every year. We’re looking forward to taking a drive from San Antonio to see it in Ingram when it has been rebuilt.
October 14th, 2010 at 7:08 pm
Update: The move to Ingram is in the works. My source says it’s almost completed. Just over the river.
October 21st, 2010 at 9:40 am
The Stonehenge II was a very good place to go with the family, but now since it has moved im proud to say i helped with the moving of it. We still need donations if anyone is will to help out!
November 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Has the move been complete yet? I would love to drive up to see this sometime.
January 6th, 2011 at 8:45 am
Is it open for the public??
We are ready to take the road trip from Kirby Texas to see it..
April 9th, 2011 at 8:38 pm
Coming this weekend (April 15-18, 2011) –
anyone know if it’s completed and open?
June 21st, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Stonehenge II is completely up and ready for viewing. We are still in fund raising mode so that we can add sidewalks, lighting and security but Stonehenge II is on Hwy. 39 just outside of Ingram, Texas and is free to the public. Come by and have a look and leave a donation so we can finish the sculpture. Brenda Harrison, Facilities Mgr., Hill Country Arts Fdn, Ingram, Texas 830-329-3970
June 22nd, 2011 at 8:43 am
I first saw this on Friday Night Lights! Too cool.