Preservation of One-Room Schoolhouses
Historic Places in Fredericksburg Texas

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Visit   the   136th  Gillespie   County   Fair

The oldest continuous county fair in Texas, taking place Thursday, August 22 - Sunday, August 25, 2024.

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To  All  Our  Fundraiser   Supporters

The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools and Community Centers express a sincere THANK YOU to all who came, participated, and contributed in any way to make our 2024 annual fundraiser event successful. Proceeds fund improvement and restoration of the Historic Schools.

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Tour   the   Friends  Driving  Trails

ALWAYS OPEN!! Even when our schools are not open, you can still enjoy seeing them by taking advantage of our driving trail. Walk the grounds, take pictures, enjoy nature. Click on the button to plan your drive.

Driving Trail Directions

Check   out   our   School   Curtain   Album

You'll learn how school curtains were created and used in the one-room schools.

School Curtain Album 

Ride   the   Friends  Cycle  Trails

The full 120+ mile trail (in 4 quadrants) takes you to 17 historic schools dating from 1847 - 1936. Click on the button for our brochure and map.

Cycle Trail Map

Endowment  in  Perpetuity

The Endowment in Perpetuity means support forever to achieve Friends' mission: "Preserving the past to enrich the future". Join us to continue the job we began in 1999-SAVE THE SCHOOLS!

Endowment Gift
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Visit Our 12 Historic Country School Properties Web Pages

"in the heart of the Texas Hill Country"

Visit Fredericksburg Texas

The Texas Hill Country is a 25-county region of Central Texas and South Texas. It includes the second largest granite dome in the United States, Enchanted Rock. The Hill Country reaches into portions of the two major metropolitan areas, San Antonio and Austin. (excerpt from Wikipedia)

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  Our Team of Volunteers 

Since 2000, our team of volunteers, former students and teachers, along with others who are interested in preserving the one-room schoolhouses, have been working many hours together in developing and refining our mission of "preserving the past to enrich the future".

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and joining us in our restoration efforts, call us at 830-685-3321 or click the button below to request information.

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Help Us Grow!

We have many ways for you to join us in our work of
"preserving the past to enrich the future."

Visit our Contact Us page to phone or email us.

Volunteer to help us grow
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Join our volunteers in donating your time to further our work in preserving the rich history of one-room schools.

Become a member-at-large
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By becoming a Member-at-Large, you will be supporting our work in preserving the schools through your tax-deductible donation. Click here to sign up today.

Like us on Facebook
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Our Facebook page has all the latest up-to-date announcements, interesting school information, and more. Click on the "Like" button to get connected.

Join our e-mail list
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By joining our e-mail list, you will receive three to four emails per year. Select "join e-mail list" from our Contact Form.

Buy a souvenir
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We have many souvenirs for purchase with the proceeds contributing to the preservation and maintenance of the schools. Visit our souvenir page to make your purchase through PayPal.

Have a question? Call or e-mail us!
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We look forward to hearing from you. Contact us by mail, phone, or e-mail with your questions or inquiries.

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