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.

History Preservation Month, May 2024

Built in 1884. Teacherage in 1887. Featuring “The Students of Grapetown.” Former students have been researched and information will be available for viewing. Family Trees have been compiled to show relationships between former students, usually siblings and cousins! Research your ancestry ~ Forms to start your own Family Tree will be available.
Built in 1855 and added onto in 1881 and 1905. Teacherage in 1860’s. We will have handmade quilts on display and share history and stories of times gone by.
1930’s “modern” school, being the fourth and last building of that District. We will have vintage and unusual maps on display, some of which were used at the School.

Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2024

Special Activity Theme: "Cookies, Cookies, and more Cookies" will be the theme. A special activity will be included titled "Cookie Extravaganza".

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.