One of Fredericksburg's original buildings built in 1847, the octagonal Vereins Kirche (Society Church) served various functions for more than 50 years as a church, school, fortress and meeting hall, before being torn down. The Depression-era Civil Works Administration helped locals construct a replica in time for the 1936 Texas Centennial. Today, the Vereins Kirche Museum offers artifacts and historical photos depicting German-Texan culture.
Watch our Religious and Ethnic Diversity in German Texan Communities video to learn more about German Texan cultural heritage in Texas. This video was produced for inclusion in our German Texans mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information: