History & Heritage Events
- SEP 11 2016 Lower South Grape Creek Historic School Open House Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this school will be open and former students and community members will be available to share and reminisce about school stories from the past. This month featuring the Lower South Grape Creek Historic School. A fundraiser lunch will be available that day. 11 am to 4 pm. Free.
- SEP 16 2016 “Norman Rockwell in the 1940’s” Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War “A View of the American Homefront”. Many of Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers during the 1940’s were inspired by life on the American homefront during World War II. Rockwell’s powerful Four Freedoms, unforgettable Rosie the Riveter, exuberant Homecoming Soldier and hapless but lovable infantryman, Willie Gillis, are among the many memorable images contained within […]
- SEP 17 2016 Admiral Nimitz Foundation Annual Symposium The topic of this year’s Symposium is “We Served Too: Women in National Security.” Speakers will examine women’s roles in military service from pre-World War II to current times. Main topics which will be discussed include Women who played key roles in cryptology, the history and contributions of the Women, nursing from WWII to the […]
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.
- Gillespie County – A View of Its Past Mohon, Monty and Michelle. Virginia Beach, Virginia: The Donning Company Publishers, 1996.
- A Kid’s Guide to Exploring Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Warren, Betsy. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona Lithographers, 2000.
- Texas Hill Country Littlebook Reynolds, Richard. Englewood, Colorado: Westcliffe Publishers, Inc., 1996.