Events Calendar

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All open houses and events on our calendar are open to the public.

We invite and welcome you to visit our schools during their open houses and learn more about the German history of the one-room schools in and around Fredericksburg. While you are in the area, stay at one of the local Bed and Breakfasts and visit our Trip Planner page for other historic sites and stores in and around Fredericksburg.

Don't miss out on the chance to explore the schools and their neighboring grounds, even if there are no official open house events scheduled. The school properties and land offer excellent opportunities for leisurely walks, bird watching, engaging in geo-caching, and more. In case the school buildings are locked, take a moment to peer through the windows and catch a glimpse of their interiors. However, if there happens to be a private event in progress, please be considerate and avoid disrupting it.

We invite you to mark our 2024 Country School Open Houses on your calendars to help you plan your trips to the historic country schools and the Texas Hill Country.

Special Activity Theme: "Come tour the Willow City School built in 1905 and enjoy Hands-on Flower Pressing and Texas Wildflower Identification".

FISD Spring Break, Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15, 2024

Palm Sunday, Sunday, March 24, 2024

Easter, Sunday, March 31, 2024

Total Solar Eclipse, April 8, 2024 (Partial begins 11 a.m.; Partial ends 3 p.m.)

Plates available in Drive Thru ONLY at 10:30 a.m. (until sold out)
$12 (includes a choice of chicken or pork barbecue with all the trimmings)
Tea is provided (if dining inside)

American Legion Hall
726 S Washington St / S US Hwy 87
Fredericksburg, Texas
(Click here for directions to American Legion Post No. 244.)

*Prize Drawing Tickets available $2 each or $10 for 6*
There will be many wonderful items to win.

We thank you for your support. Proceeds to fund improvement and restoration of the twelve Historic Schools.

Texas' Celebration of National History Day, Theme: "Turning Points in History", Saturday, April 20, 2024

History Preservation Month, May 2024

Willow City VFR Fundraiser Day, Saturday, May 4, 2024

Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Mother's Day, Saturday, May 12, 2024

Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2024

136th Gillespie County Fair, Thursday, August 22 - Sunday, August 25, 2024

Special Activity Theme: "Come tour the restored Teacherage furnished to the 1890s era. Enjoy a Fall Festival, with drinks and snacks from the Concession Stand and playing Cornhole".
Special Activity Theme: "Hunting and Preserving the Meat from the Hunt" activities, followed by Club meal, meeting, and playing dominoes.