Meet the Friends of Gillespie County Historic Schools
The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools are former students of the closed schools and members of the community, interested in preserving the traditions of the schools, the community clubs, and the history of Gillespie County for future generations.
For many years, these schools were places of learning for the German community in Gillespie County. During the 1950's and 1960's, the students who were attending the schools were consolidated into the Fredericksburg Independent School District. Although the schools are no longer used as places of learning, those that remain are continuing the traditions they established in the rural areas, serving as community centers.
Our schools are available for private functions, weddings, and other social activities, as well as group tours. To make arrangements, contact the rental contact representative on each individual school page. You can find a directory of our schools on our Schools Directory page.
Today, several properties are in need of preservation. The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools have taken on the responsibility of preserving and ensuring that these former schools will be the future parks for the residents of the county. We have a number of fundraisers throughout the year, including our annual Open House the first weekend in April. Several of the schools will be open to the public. Donations are always appreciated and are tax deductible.
Visit our exhibit in the Exhibition Hall during the Gillespie County Fair held each August. Support our annual Bake Sale held each December.
For the second year in a row, the Texas Gran Fondo is including our historic Crabapple School in at least one of the routes. Click on the link above to visit their website for the latest details, information, and registration.