325 West Main Sreet
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
312 West San Antonio Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Museum Store: 830-990-8441
Email: Pioneer Museum office
Willkommen to the Pioneer Museum, a memorial sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS), that celebrates a unique Texas Hill Country community created by early settlers for future generations.
Immerse yourself in the life of Fredericksburg through exploration of historic structures, authentic objects, photographs, and much more.
The GCHS and Pioneer Museum are working together to create a shared narrative of Fredericksburg, Texas, history. The GCHS manages historical collections from donors. The Pioneer Museum complex brings the collections to life. Visitors can walk through "real life" early Texas structures and view exhibits demonstrating early Texas family life, education, professions, and culture.
Located on three acres of shaded grounds, the museum complex is landscaped with plants native to the Texas Hill Country. Frequent activities and educational programs enliven the visitor experience for all ages.
Come join us at the Pioneer Museum during your next visit to Fredericksburg, Texas!
57thHoliday Home Tour - December 6, 2014
Sponsored by Stone Ridge Development Company, Inc.
Visit our Holiday Home Tour page by clicking on the link above for complete details, including ticket information and photos of the home included on the tour.
7th Annual Tannenbaum Ball - December 13, 2014 - 7 p.m.
Visit our Tannenbaum Ball page by clicking on the link above for complete details, including ticket information.
Jamye Davies is the recipient of the $1000 Flora Wertheim history essay scholarship presented by the Gillespie County Historical Society for 2014. Jamie, a 2014 graduate of Fredericksburg High School, will attend Tarleton State University in the fall. Jamye is the daughter of Julie and John Davies of Fredericksburg, Texas. As Jamye grew up in Fredericksburg, she learned how unique the heritage of her home town is and to appreciate the history.
The Pioneer Museum $1000 Scholarship is funded by a bequest left to the Gillespie County Historical Society by Flora Wertheim, a Fredericksburg educator. The idea was, and is, to reward the student that expresses the most enthusiasm in learning our local history. The Pioneer Museum mission statement is to share the cultural panorama of the Texas Hill Country through entertaining, interactive experiences that enlighten and inspire.
The contest is open each year to any Gillespie County resident entering freshman level classes at any accredited college in that year. Essays must be between 2,000 – 3,000 words, typed, and delivered by May 31st of each year. For more information for the 2015 contest, students are invited to visit and use the resources of the Gillespie County Historical Society and this website.