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Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Willow City: Historic Willow City School Open House


March 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Willow City School Open House

All are invited to visit during the Open House at the former rural Willow City School, located at 2501 Ranch Road 1323, just a few miles northeast of Fredericksburg, Texas.
In addition to learning about the history of the School built in 1905, it is Wildflower 101 Time –– Come and learn how to press flowers as our ancestors did. Either bring along a flower or find one at the school. Learn the common Texas wildflowers. See a local student’s botany/biology handmade notebook c.1920-1924. Take home your pressed flower.
All are invited to attend. This is part of the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail. "Driving Trail, established 2006, links 16 historic schools to Vereins Kirche, first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. The 120-mile Trail Map directs visitors into the countryside to see one, several, or all schools. See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, teacherages, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools. No two are alike. Spend an hour or the day. Schools listed on National Register of Historic Places. Members of Country School Association of America. Today they function as community and learning centers, rentals for reunions, other social gatherings, and unique destination weddings."

Location

  • Historic Willow City School
  • 2501 Ranch Road 1323
  • Willow City, Texas
  • 78675

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Fees

  • Free.