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!
Event Venue: Pioneer Museum
For full details and registration information, click here to visit our Kinderfest web page. Click on the image to print the announcement.
It's time to mark you calendars and plan to attend the GCHS 2013 Historic Holiday Home Tour and Lunch.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Time: 11:00am until 5:00pm
Admission: $25.00 per person
Event Venue: Cherry Spring Road, Cherry Spring, Texas (Click here for an interactive map.)
Deadline to purchase boxed lunches: November 29, 2013
Lunch box prices: $16.50 each
While visiting the Pioneer Museum's 56th annual Home Tour, enjoy this exquisite 9 ft. lighted Christmas tree located in the Sheep Barn. This tree was created and donated to the Museum by Stacy Draper, designer for Dian Stai. This one-of-a-kind Christmas tree is adorned in gold, crystal, and bronze, using a nature theme. Including hundreds of designer decorations and yards of beautiful ribbon, this tree will be sold by silent auction to the highest bidder on the day of the Home Tour, December 7 at 5:00pm. Its retail value is over $4,800 and the suggested opening bid is $3,200. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Pioneer Museum.
Early bidding may be done online by clicking here through December 5 and will continue in the Sheep Barn during the day of the Home Tour. Winning bidder need not be present.
Note: This tree will be delivered and set up in the buyer's home by Stacy Draper at no charge if the purchaser lives within 70 miles of Fredericksburg.
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Event Venue: St Mary's Event Center
If you are a Texas teacher, you can incorporate Fredericksburg, Texas, history into your lesson plans. The Teacher’s Packet, TEKS Related Lesson Plans, for 4th and 7th grades are available.
Visit our School Education pages for more information and resources.
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