A portion of the collection of framed black-and-white photographs from the book, Our Way of Life (Voices of Gillespie County in the 1970’s), were recently donated to the Gillespie County Historical Society by Carol Montgomery, widow of Philip Montgomery. The late Philip Montgomery was a Dallas-area native, businessman and philanthropist, but Fredericksburg was always his second home. He worked as an intern in the mid-1970’s for the Fredericksburg Standard and it was there that he worked on the project that resulted in the book and the photos. The book features photographs and interviews of 28 local families, all bearing names of those who helped shape the community into what it is today. The collection also includes photographs of early Fredericksburg buildings. The photographs bring back memories of a slower time and bring out the character of the German-Americans, their habits and their heritage. The exhibit is on display through January 15, 2016 at the Vereins Kirche museum and the book is also available for sale at the Vereins Kirche or the Pioneer Museum.