History & Heritage Events
- JUL 06 2019 WWII Pacific Combat Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War (July) Enjoy an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else as presented in front of the new amphitheater seating followed by a battle reenactment set on an island somewhere in the Pacific during WWII. Hear the rattle of machine gun fire, the echoing blast of grenades and the searing heat of the flamethrower as the joint […]
- JUL 13 2019 “Beating the Heat” at the Lyndon B Johnson State Park & Historic Site Learn to stay cool without modern conveniences. Ever wonder how Texan farmers stayed cool during the summer heat? From long sleeves to dogtrot homes to homemade electrolyte-replacing beverages, Texans knew how to keep themselves hydrated and healthy. Swing by the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm to discover early 20th-century tips and tricks to beat the heat! […]
- JUL 20 2019 Nimitz Junior Corps “The Japanese During WWII” at the National Museum of the Pacific War (July) Learn about what life was like for Japanese and Japanese Americans during WWII. Create origami and learn a few Japanese words. Nimitz Junior Corps is for children ages 8 to 12. Participation is limited to the first 15 registrants for each session. Pick up and drop off if at the Pacific Combat Zone. Please call […]
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.
- Jacob Brodbeck Reached for the Sky in Texas Tatsch, Anita. Fredericksburg, Texas: Dietel & Son Printing, 1986.
- Fredericksburg, Texas: 150 Years of Paintings and Drawings Maguire, Jack. Fredericksburg, Texas: Burdett & Associates, 1995.
- The German Texans Lich, Glen E. San Antonio, Texas: The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 1981.