325 West Main Sreet
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
312 West San Antonio Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Museum Store: 830-990-8441
Email: Pioneer Museum office
Willkommen to the Pioneer Museum, a memorial sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS), that celebrates a unique Texas Hill Country community created by early settlers for future generations.
Immerse yourself in the life of Fredericksburg through exploration of historic structures, authentic objects, photographs, and much more.
The GCHS and Pioneer Museum are working together to create a shared narrative of Fredericksburg, Texas, history. The GCHS manages historical collections from donors. The Pioneer Museum complex brings the collections to life. Visitors can walk through "real life" early Texas structures and view exhibits demonstrating early Texas family life, education, professions, and culture.
Located on three acres of shaded grounds, the museum complex is landscaped with plants native to the Texas Hill Country. Frequent activities and educational programs enliven the visitor experience for all ages.
Come join us at the Pioneer Museum during your next visit to Fredericksburg, Texas!
SPRING BREAK AT PIONEER MUSEUM 2014
Time: 10:00am-5:00 pm
Demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults illustrating daily life may vary from day to day. Call ahead.
Enjoy a memorable getaway with the entire family. Watch the blacksmith at the forge or make a rope. See handworkers quilting and spinning. Make a corn husk doll.
Visit our one-room school house and learn about country schools of the past. Share stories of the past with Red Rovers and Buffalo Soldiers.
The Inaugural Texas Gran Fondo will appeal to those looking to ride for fun, to stay in good shape and to take on a personal challenge, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Texas Hill Country.
This new cyclosportive invites cycling enthusiasts to discover the Texas Hill Country on an unparalleled road course, choosing a personal challenge of 153 km (95 miles), 90 km (56 miles) or 56 km (35 miles). The Gran Fondo route will have a KOM timed segment of 6 miles for those who wish to test their climbing skills.
The Texas Hill Country has phenomenal and compelling features that make it ideal for road cycling. The panoramic views of the area, winding roads and the Texas hospitality will certainly make the Texas Gran Fondo one of the most popular events of the season for road cyclists in the Lone Star State and beyond.
Part of the proceeds from the Texas Gran Fondo will benefit the Hill Country Memorial Hospital.
For full details and registration information, visit their website at http://www.texasgranfondo.com/.
Our 2014 annual summer Roots Music Concert Series is an opportunity to connect with our music roots. Make your plans to attend one or more of the fabulous concerts. Click here to visit our Roots page and pre-purchase your tickets..
$15.00 - At The Gate
$12.00 - Online Pre-Buy
$10.00 - GCHS Members Only Available at Gate
May 31 is Country Hop Night featuring the following entertainers:
6:30pm - Mark Powell and Lariat
8:10pm - Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
June 28 is Texas Americana featuring the following entertainers:
July 26 is Electric Blues Night featuring the following entertainers:
August 30 is Texas Rock 'n' Roll Night featuring the following entertainers:
If you are a Texas teacher, you can incorporate Fredericksburg, Texas, history into your lesson plans. The Teacher’s Packet, TEKS Related Lesson Plans, for 4th and 7th grades are available.
Visit our School Education pages for more information and resources.
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