Bring your entire family for the Founders Day Celebration planned for Saturday, May 12, 2012. It will be a wonderful time with Mothers Day guests in for the weekend to share in the history of Fredericksburg’s founding which was May 8, 1846.
A Wreath Laying ceremony will honor the founding families of Fredericksburg at 9:30 am at Markt Platz. Presentation of colors will be made by Boy Scout Troop 135. Local historian Glen Treibs will greet and introduce the members of Meusebach Family followed by the recognition of the founding families of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County by Linda Langerhans. Former living past presidents of the Gillespie County Historical Society will be recognized by Edward Stroeher. The program will also include songs by the members of Hermann Sons and Arion choirs. Immediately following the wreath laying all are invited to meet Glen Treibs at 11:00 a. m. for a question and answer session at Der Stadt Friedhof. Meet Glen at the cemetery entrance to participate.
Living History activities will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the museum grounds. To honor founding families, admission will be waived for Founders Day. Bring the family and enjoy pioneer activities such as fence making, rope making, quilting, weaving, and visiting a Texas Defender reenactor and an authentic chuck wagon. Food will be sold on the grounds and local musicians will provide entertainment. In the afternoon during the hours of 1:00 – 4:00 p. m. founding families’ displays, oral history and a power point photo exhibit will be available in the Historic Sanctuary of the First Methodist Church.
Founders Day Schedule of Activities
9:30 a.m. Wreath Laying at Markt Platz
11:00 a.m. Cemetery Question and Answer Session
at Der Stadt Friedhof led by Glen Treibs
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Living History at Pioneer Museum
Vereins Kirche Memorabilia on display