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Easter Egg Hunt at the Pioneer Museum – April 19

April 17th, 2014 by Jeff

easterFor children ages ten and under. Come for some old-fashioned fun on the Pioneer Museum grounds, 325 W. Main St. There might even be a visit from the Easter Bunny!

10:30 to 11:30 am. Regular museum admission will apply, but the event is free. Call 830-990-8441 for details.

Spring Break at the Pioneer Museum – March 8-15

March 11th, 2014 by Jeff

Historic crafts, activities and demonstrations including quilting and stoking the forge at the blacksmith shop. Try your hand at making rope or biting into a biscuit cooked in a Dutch oven over an open campfire. Stroll through all of the Pioneer Museum‘s historic buildings.

Daily 10 am to 5 pm except closed on Sunday. $5 adults; students 6 – 17 $3; children 5 and under are free. 325 W. Main. Call 830-990-8441 for details

Vintage Valentines at Pioneer Museum – February 8

February 5th, 2014 by Jeff

The Gillespie County Historical Society will host its Vintage Valentines event this Saturday from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Museum at 325 W. Main St. in Fredericksburg. Craft a special Valentine or decorate a Valentine cookie. The event is free with regular museum admission. For information, call 830-997-2835.

Civil War Symposium at the Pioneer Museum

January 24th, 2014 by Jeff

A seminar on Texas and Gillespie County history during the American Civil War sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street. Featuring speakers Dr. John Huddleston, Dan Daniels, Dr. Joseph Luther and Carlos Juenke. Attendance is open to the public. Event to be held in the Historic Sanctuary. Please call for more information. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the seminar beginning at 9 am.

 

$25 general admission; $20 for students, teachers and members of the Historical Society. Call 830-997-2835 for more information.

Kinderfest 2013 at the Pioneer Museum – December 7

December 4th, 2013 by Jeff

Children ages 10 years and younger are invited to bring their stockings this Saturday, December 7 to the Pioneer Museum for the annual Kinderfest, a special children’s Christmas event held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the museum at 325 W. Main St., in Fredericksburg. The museum admission is free via the S. Milam Street entrance from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for children accompanied by an adult. On tap will be story-telling, crafts and refreshments, and a visit from St. Nikolaus, a.k.a Santa! For more information, call the Gillespie County Historical Society at 830-997-2835.

“Log Cabin Days” at Pioneer Museum – October 12

October 9th, 2013 by Jeff

With the crispness of fall in the air, the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg is opening its gates for Log Cabin Days – Living History, a special event where families can experience life on the frontier, on Saturday, Oct 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids can take a turn at making rope, churning butter, grinding corn, and spinning wool. Demonstrators will show how to wash with a scrub board, weave pots, create “seed art,” and perform other household and homestead chores.

Throughout the day, visitors can explore the Pioneer Museum’s entire 3.5-acre site. Features include one of the first stores in Fredericksburg, a smokehouse, blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse, and an original Sunday House.

All Living History activities are included in the regular museum admission – $5 for adults, $3 for children. The Pioneer Museum is located in downtown Fredericksburg at the corner of Main Street and Milam Street.

The Gillespie County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve historic sites and objects in Gillespie County, while promoting interest in Texas history. For more information, call (830) 997-2835.

“Viva Texicana” Hill Country Fiesta – September 28

September 23rd, 2013 by Jeff

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in the Texas Hill Country. Family fun with Stephanie Urbina Jones, Mariachi Nuevo Estilo A.D.M., Freedom Beat and Ballet Folklorico Dancers. A special “Fiesta Fun Zone” with free children’s activities will take place from 4 to 6 pm and will feature educational and cultural arts, crafts and games including pinatas, mariachi musical chairs, tortilla toss, fiesta rubber ducks, storytelling in English and Spanish and more. The Grito! King or Queen will be crowned and there will also be a jalapeno eating contest. On the grounds of the Pioneer Museum, 325 E. Main Street.

Roots Music Concert Series: “Bourbon Street” – August 17

August 15th, 2013 by Jeff

977318_586196408091736_1056243595_o (1)Pioneer Museum‘s Roots Music Series continues this week with “Bourbon Street Night” featuring Zydeco Blanco, Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces and Hamilton Loomis.

Gates open at 5 PM. Concert 6:30 to 10:30 PM.

$12 per person. Kids under 18 are free.

Optional themed meal/drinks available. Bring your chairs!

Roots Music Series “Blues Night” – July 27

July 22nd, 2013 by Jeff

This is the third of four in the ROOTS Music Series of outdoor, eclectic concerts scheduled for the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. Blues Night has a great lineup:

6:30 p.m. Bobby Mack – Bobby Mack got his start at legendary Austin venues including Armadillo World Headquarters, Soap Creek Saloon, The One Knight, and The Split Rail as part of the developing Austin blues scene. He was a house regular at the famed Austin landmark, Antone’s “Home of the Blues” leading the stage every Wednesday night through the mid- 80s. Mack has released seven CDs . He is a true Texas Guitar legend from Fort Worth, Texas. Like other such North Texas guitarists as Denny Freeman, Derek O’Brien, Jimmie and Stevie Vaughan, Mack helped define the Austin Blues genre.

7:30 p.m. Omar and the Howlers – Omar started playing guitar at seven, took to hanging out in edge-of-town juke joints at 12, and joined his first band at 13. He was still Kent Dykes in those days, but by the time he hit 20 he had hooked up with a crazy party band, called the Howlers who had taken to calling him “Omar Overtone” because he tended to let his guitar feedback on stage while he dropped to the floor to spin on his back in a spontaneous, Big & Tall Store take on break-dancing. In 1976, the Howlers relocated to Austin.  Today finds Omar tighter, funkier than ever and slated with a great new release last year.

9:10 p.m. W.C. Clark – “If the blues is played right,” says Austin, Texas, native W. C. Clark, “it makes your soul feel clean.” Indeed, master guitarist/vocalist Clark – known as “The Godfather of Austin Blues” – has been playing the blues right and cleansing souls from the east side of Austin to stages around the world for over 40 years. Clark’s mix of modern Texas blues, searing guitar and heartfelt, Memphis-style soul vocals have made him a favorite of blues and R&B fans alike.

The Roots Music Series is a fund-raiser for the Pioneer Museum. Each concert offers a different genre of music with a variety of performers each night. Get Back to Your Roots. Plan to attend one of these ROOTS Music Series. Help us make this the best season ever!
The Roots Music Series General Information:Sodas, beer, wine, food and water are for sale on the grounds (no outside coolers, beverages or bottles allowed).

Museum is at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with entrance gate on Milam Street. Bring lawn chairs. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission: Kids under 18 are FREE! Adult tickets are $12 each at the gate. Free parking.

Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society

Save the Date for more 2013 Roots Music Series: AUGUST 17– Bourbon Street Night

Roots Music Concert Series: “Texas Tunes Night” – June 29

June 27th, 2013 by Jeff

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum! Listen to emerging and established artists at these live, outdoor concerts. Dance on the dance floor beside the stage and under the trees. Get comfortable in your favorite lawn chair under the stars. Dine on some of the best cooking in the county with a cold beer, wine, water or soft drinks for sale. Every month brings a different genre and menu. All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).

June 29:

6:45pm – 7:45pm – Rankin Twins

8:20pm & 9:30 pm – Gary P. Nunn