Schulenburg was founded in 1873 after the railroad was built through the area. It soon became home to the Germans, Czechs, and Austrians who had been living in the region for two decades, and many more who came because of the railroad. Schulenburg is one of the best examples of a town where Czechs joined German communities because of their cultural similarities. Czechs were closely tied to Germans from the earliest days of immigration to Texas, when Czech minister Josef Bergmann moved to Texas to live among German Protestants.
Through historic photos, farm equipment, and other artifacts, the Schulenburg Historical Museum tells the story of the town – from prehistoric times to the present day.
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Schulenburg Historical Museum
Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.