"Preserving the past to enrich the future." Annual fundraising event for the Gillespie County Country Schools. Visit the properties on the Driving Trail, established in 2006, links to 16 historic schools including the Vereins Kirche, the first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg's Market Square. The 120-mile Trail Map directs visitors into the countryside to see one, several, or all schools. See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, teacherages, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools. No two are alike. Spend an hour or the day.