Pioneer Museum Easter Egg Hunt – April 23

Children 10 and younger are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum at 325 W. Main St., in Fredericksburg. There is even a special area reserved just for toddlers to enjoy the hunting fun. Admission is free for children with one paid adult admission. For information, call 830-990-8441.

Roots Music Series “Country Music Night”

977318_586196408091736_1056243595_o (1)Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main in Fredericksburg, Texas! 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 Texas Hill Country 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. This month is “Country Music Night” featuring Mark Powell and Lariat at 6:30 pm and Bruce & Kelly Robison at 8:10 pm. All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).

Gates open at 5 pm; music starts at 6:30 pm. $15 per person at the gate or $13 online. Kids under 18 are free.

Lenz Fest 2015- April 16 – 18

You are invited to three very special events celebrating Spring in Fredericksburg. Benefitting the Gillespie County Historical Society. Tickets available online.

“Fredericksburg Finery” Luncheon and Style Show on Thursday, April 16. Enjoy a catered luncheon and lively style show featuring spring fashions from unique Fredericksburg shops. 11:30 am at the St. Mary’s Event Center, 306 W. San Antonio. $65 per person.

“Evening Elegance” Catered Cocktail Party and Presentation of the 2nd Annual Pioneer Spirit Award. Friday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mansfeldt Sheep Barn in Cherry Spring. $50 per person.

“Gardens Galore” Tour of Extraordinary Fredericksburg Gardens. Explore a variety of delightful spring home gardens and enjoy light refreshments in the peaceful setting of an amazing Biblical Garden maintained by Master Gardeners. Saturday, April 18, from 11 am to 4 pm. $25 per person.

Call (830) 992-2996 for more information.

Tickets on Sale for Indoor Gospel Roots concert

Austin-based Leigh has been hailed as a dazzling young artist with an authentic voice for bluegrass, country, Texas swing, and Irish folk. Leigh will be doing a Gospel set she performs at Threadgill’s in Austin.Limited tickets are now on sale for a night of gospel, soul, and spirit dancing at the Indoor Encore Gospel Night at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on Saturday, Oct 22.

This special Roots Music concert will be held indoors at the Historic Sanctuary of the Pioneer Museum and features three musical acts:

7:00-7:15pm    Jessica Hyde
A new singer from Austin making her Fredericksburg debut.

7:20-8:10pm    Brennen Leigh Trio
Austin-based Leigh has been hailed as a dazzling young artist with an authentic voice for bluegrass, country,Texas swing, and Irish folk. Leigh will be doing a Gospel set she performs at Threadgill’s in Austin.

8:30-9:20pm    Barnett Chapel United Methodist Church Choir & Spirit Dancers, Kerrville
Singers from the oldest African-American churches in the area will present a concert of gospel and spirituals, featuring accompanied and a cappella choir, solos, and a special praise dance choreographed for this concert by Lorraine LeMon.

Doors open at6 p.m. Beer, wine, water, and sodas will be for sale. The former Sanctuary is located at 312 W. San Antonio Street in Fredericksburg.

Seating is limited for this indoor concert. Tickets are $15 per person and available online at Children under 17 admitted free.

Roots Music is a series of live, open-air eclectic Roots music concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Information at 830-997-2835,,

1st Annual Muesebach Lecture Series on May 18

Stephen Vollmer, Executive Director of the Gillespie County Historical Society, has announced the First Annual Muesebach Lecture Series will be held onFriday, May 18, 2012, at the Hill Country University Center, Fredericksburg TX.

This inaugural event was organized in celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of J.O. Meusebach, Founder of Fredericksburg, Texas. The topic is “Pioneering the Grape and Other Flora in the Hill Country: Yesterday and Today.” It honors Meusebach and his contemporaries’ interests in raising grapes and wine production in the region.

“This program is a unique opportunity to hear well-recognized speakers share their perspectives of the early settlers’ interests in native flora and future of vintner’s art in the Texas Hill Country,” Vollmer said. “It is a full day designed to inform and excite listeners.”

Dr. James Kearney, Lonnie Childs, Dr. Ed Hellman, Bill Lindemann, Penny Adams, and Bill Blackmon will share their insights on how 19th century settlers documented the native flora and shared horticultural information to help lay the foundation for today’s viticulture in the Texas Hill Country.

The afternoon session offers subscribers an option to participate in one of two Field Trips:

Trip #1 – an onsite visit to Granite Hill Vineyard for a discussion on the production of grapes in the Hill Country

Trip # 2 – a pre-determined driving route with stops along the way to view and discuss the native wildflowers and environment of Gillespie County

The day’s schedule follows:

Friday, May 18

Morning Session

7:30 am– Registration

8:30am–12 noon: Lectures

Hill Country University Center
2818 E. US Highway 290
Fredericksburg, Texas


Afternoon Session

1:30pm – 3:30 pm: Field Trips

Admission is $25 to the general public; $20 for students or members of GCHS and Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT). Participants may register on site or in advance by calling (830) 990-8441.

This event is presented by Pioneer Museum/Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS); Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT); Texas Tech University-Fredericksburg; Hill Country University Center ; Granite Hill Vineyard.

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