The Founders Day celebration takes place annually on the 2nd Saturday of May each year. This year it's Saturday, May 14, 2016. Held on the Pioneer Museum grounds since the mid 1950’s, the community turns its eye to the past and reflect on the rich cultural heritage of the area. Visitors young and old alike have the opportunity to observe many types of pioneer skills, including blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, knitting, and sewing, wire fence making, antique tractors and engines in operation, corn shelling, and storytelling, as well as making rope. The activities have an educational goal to enlighten the public to the customs and pioneer skills that were commonplace in Gillespie County during the 19th Century.Our wreath laying ceremony honors the founding families of Fredericksburg at Marktplatz.
Join us as descendents of settlers, along with more recent arrivals, celebrate Fredericksburg’s heritage on Founders' Day at the Pioneer Museum.