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School friends adopt Gillespie County

Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post
March 8, 2017

image of Country Schools Adopt A County article Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools have partnered with experts on Texas history and preservation, the Texas State Historical Association, TEXAS ALMANAC, Great Texas Land Rush Project to adopt Gillespie County for one year. This program shares Texas history and promotes preservation in Texas. The TEXAS ALMANAC has been printed since 1857 and used by libraries, schools, and researchers. The Online Almanac has over 400,000 viewers per year. Our Adoption Certificates are on display at each of the 12 Friends member schools and at our Annual Fundraiser BBQ in early April. Click here to visit the TEXAS ALMANAC.

Threads of Education

By: Yvonne Hartmann
Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post
September 2, 2015

image of Threads of Education article Samplers have a story to tell. These pieces of fabric art have been used as a teaching aid in country schools, and today they help tell the story of a girl’s education in earlier times.[more. . .]


The Knitting Monthly: A New Knitting Community
Lend-a-Hand Project
Meet Jane Woellhof

Photo of Jane WoellhoffJane and Ron Woellhof live in Texas, but come to Manhattan often to visit family here. I’ve had the good fortune to be touched by Jane’s story over the years. They make one or two trips a year to Manhattan and whenever they stop in, I learn a little more. They own Showcase Antiques in [more. . .]

Knitting Traditions Magazine

Knitting to Save One-Room Schools in Texas
A Lot of Tiny Mittens Make a Big Impact
Editor Bobby Ravicz Interviews Jane Woelhoff
October 3, 2011

image of Knitting Traditions article A Lot of Tiny MittensInstructions for knitting the mittens is included. (Click here to read the article about the schools.)

Kerrville Daily Times featuring Cherry Mountain School

Class picture is from the early 1900's.
May 4, 2011

image of article from Kelly Daily Times featuring Cherry Mountain School

Our Fredericksburg interviews with Jim Lindley

April 2011

A History Lesson featuring Crabapple School

Lake Country Life Magazine
September 2010 issue

image of article appearing in Lake Country Life Magazine