Historic structures abound in the German-infused community of Fredericksburg, and you are invited to join us there on May 26th where we have a full morning planned. The first gathering point is the Pioneer Museum at 325 W. Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg. On their three plus acres is a clutch of distinct architectural treasures that were originally owned by some of Fredericksburg’s earliest pioneers. Here we will tour buildings, and view artifacts and displays.
After the Pioneer Museum tour, we will regroup at the Markplatz
(126 E. Main Street) and visit the Vereins Kirche Museum. With its origins grounded in 1847, the original Vereins Kirche was a multi-purpose building which stood in the middle of Main Street for fifty years (1847-1897). The building was a church, school, and meeting place for the people of the young community. The original building was demolished in 1897and rebuilt in 1935; due to its distinctive shape, it has been nicknamed “the Coffee Mill.”
If you would like to join us, please plan to arrive @ 9:45 a.m., on May 26th at the Pioneer Museum at 325 W. Main Street. Cost for the morning tour is $12.50 per person (check, cash, or credit card) and will be collected at the museum. Due to an advance headcount requirement, please let us know by May 16th if you plan to attend. Lunch plans…will be forthcoming.