History & Heritage Events
- JUL 02 2018 “Lebe Hoch!” Schuetzenfest in Gillespie County Exhibit at the Vereins Kirche Schuetzenfest is an annual event that is a traditional German shooting competition. Every year, the shooting clubs of Gillespie County compete to see if one of their own will be crowned “Schuetzenkoenig” or “King of Marksmen” who is cheered (“Lebe Hoch!”) and reigns until the next year’s competition. This exhibit will include photos of Schuetzenfesten […]
- JUL 04 2018 Wrede Historic Country School Open House and Fireworks Watching Come and enjoy the special program offered at the Wrede School Open House on July 4th. Learn more about the German history of the one-room schools in and around Fredericksburg as docents will be on hand to share stories of school days past. At 7 pm, there will be a flag etiquette and history demonstration. Stay […]
- JUL 10 2018 Fort Martin Scott Summer Camps (Tuesdays in July) “Where the footprints of yesterday impact the footsteps of today” and designed for students 1st though 5th grades. Camps are held at the Fort Martin Scott Learning Center. Email email@example.com with questions. July 10 Explore Native American Ways – Learn from Native Americans in a series of stations about the way of the Native American Indians. […]
This is simply a sampling of books that have been written about Fredericksburg, Gillespie County and the Texas Hill Country. Some titles are no longer in print.
- Texas Hill Country Miller, George Oxford. Stillwater, Minnesota: Voyageur Press, Inc., 1991.
- Texas – Goal of German Emigration in the 19th Century. Rese, Beate. San Marcos, Texas: Smartworks, Inc., 1996.
- Fredericksburg, Texas — Living With the Past Watt, Don & Lynn. Fredericksburg, Texas: Shearer Publishing, 1987.