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.

Special Activity Theme: Learn about the Junction School in the context of its influence on President Lyndon B. Johnson and his signing of the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 at the site.
Special Activity Theme: "Hands-on Flower Pressing and Texas Wildflower Identification". You may bring your own flower for the press. A limited number of flowers will be available if you do not have one. Library books and native plant posters will be on display and usable for flower/plant identification. Early country school science class studies included flowers and plants, and students made a flower album or herbarium using pressed flowers. Students drew the flowers, labeled the parts, and wrote a brief paragraph of facts about each flower or plant. Saturday's visitors may view an original student Botany/Biology Notebook made by former Gillespie County student, Kermit Clarence Striegler, circa 1924.
Special Activity Theme: "The Students of Grapetown". Former students have been researched and obituaries have been collected. Information gathered from Ancestry, Find a Grave, newspapers, etc. will be available for viewing. Family Trees have been compiled to show relationships between former students, usually siblings and cousins! It may spark an interest in researching one's own ancestry! Forms to start your own Family Tree will be available.
Special Activity Theme: Visit the former rural school built in 1855 and added onto in 1881 and 1905 along with the 1860's teacherage.
Special Activity Theme: Tour both the 1883 and 1926 schoolhouses.
4 p.m.: Live auction fundraiser featuring homemade arts and crafts and goodies starts.
7 p.m. BBQ meal of pork and chicken is available by donation.