Heritage Day is a yearly production by the Heritage Society of New Braunfels which features a day long demonstration of life in early New Braunfels and Texas featuring some of the preeminent Living Historians in the state. Activities include broom-making, open hearth cooking, weaving, floor cloth painting, calligraphy, music, blacksmithing, and 19th century toys and games. There will also be military firing demonstrations of muskets, rifles, and artillery. Bring the whole family and join us for a trip back in time!
Be part of New Braunfels’ oldest heritage tradition, the historic Kindermasken Parade! Hermann Seele, one of the city’s first teachers, founded this costumed parade for school children as early as 1856. He wanted a May Day celebration for children to remember their German heritage. Some local families have participated in the parade for seven generations! Make historic Kindermasken Parade a part of your family tradition.
The 163rd annual Kindermasken Parade will be held in conjunction with Wein & Saengerfest again this year on May 4, 2019! Lineup will be at the central fire station off of Hill st. at 11:00 AM. Parade will begin at noon and will travel down San Antonio Street to the Bandstand in the center of town square. This event has been going strong since 1856 so if you have any kids or grandkids who want to dress up and join in on the fun spread the word! Lets keep this wonderful tradition alive! Prizes will be awarded for best costume!
Come enjoy the first monthly Second Saturday event at Heritage Village! Food! Shopping! Museum Tours! Living History! This Month’s event will feature 19th century artillery demonstrations and much much more. Come for the cannons, stay for the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture! Free event for the whole family!
Its that time of year again! Join us at Heritage Village for our annual membership picnic! We will begin the evening with a social hour followed by a pot luck style dinner and the annual meeting of the Heritage Society of New Braunfels. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend, members of the museum are encouraged to attend to vote on the new board members for 2019-2020.
Join us every April at Folkfest!
Enjoy a 19th century family heritage festival, fun for all ages! Early Texas costumed interpreters join troops of Buffalo Soldiers, Confederate veterans, and Revolutionary War officers to demonstrate life in early Texas. Chuck wagon champion Donnie Demoin demonstrates how cowboys were fed on the trail. Kids of all ages enjoy hands-on activities like brick making, candle making, clay play, clothes washing, and quilt making. Learn nine-pin bowling, a game with a unique role in the Texas Hill Country. Saw logs with a crosscut saw and play games from the 19th century. All these activities combine with multi-cultural entertainment, and delicious local food and drink to make Folkfest a fun afternoon!