Visit the museums throughout Fayette County, Texas in May and you will find yourself happily immersed in authentic reflections of another time. Or, you can delight in a variety of memorabilia representing personal, lifelong passions. Either way, it’s worth a day trip or a weekend stay.
We’re highlighting museums in Flatonia, Schulenburg and the tiny town of Muldoon. Before heading out, we strongly recommend that you check with the museums you wish to tour, if possible, to make sure the operating hours fit with your schedule.
Magic Muldoon, a two-level museum and places to chill a little.
You’ll find that many towns around here, like Muldoon, Texas, were built around the railroad in the early 1800s. The town was named after Father Miguel Muldoon, the curate to Stephen F. Austin’s colony. A unique display of the history of Muldoon is featured in their museum at 248 FM 154. They are open the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 1:00. The town is located 10 miles north of Flatonia. After your tour, Harvey and Diana will be happy to welcome you at Kloesel’s Steakhouse and Bar, one of our newest members.
Fascinating Flatonia features two museums worth investigation. The Central Texas Rail History Center built in 1879 features the first rail passenger depot in the heart of downtown Flatonia. We talked about the E.A. Arnim Archives and Museum back in our November blog on historical offerings. An extensive photographic collection, goods and furnishings from 1873 are displayed on one level and the second level is dedicated to area veterans. Less than a mile away are the Wine Haus, Robert’s Steakhouse and a wonderful old bar called HenryK’s. Check back with us for more on The Market, an upscale grocery store unlike anything else in Fayette County and a very welcome new addition to the area!
Sweet Schulenburg, model airplanes and ancient arrowheads.
The town of Schulenburg, the official home of the painted churches, is 12 miles east of Flatonia. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, the Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum in Schulenburg features interactive exhibits and over 30 displays and the historic home of Joe Stanzel. Joe and his brother Victor applied scientific processes to design some of the most innovative model airplanes of the time.
The Schulenburg Historical Museum on North Main St. is open from 10:00 – 2:00 on Fridays and Saturdays and offers an arrowhead collection dating back to 6,000 B.C. And just so you know, any lodging throughout Flatonia and Schulenburg can be found here – Select the option to list alphabetically by city.
If you’re heading back to Houston the Weimer Heritage Society Museum can be another adventure. Don’t let that skeleton on their FB page scare you…they have lots to offer. Call for times of operation: 979-725-8203.
Look for the next Backroads Blog on museums in La Grange, Round Top, Burton, Carmine and more around June 1st. Have you bookmarked out site yet?
Small, one-of-a-kind museums are sprinkled throughout the countryside of Central Texas. And you get to throw down a nice size steak, an ice-cold beer and put your feet up in a B&B with views of the countryside.
For all the wonderful events going on in Fayette County, click here. And for all the wonderful hospitality only the folks around here can serve up, well, we’re happy to show you around anytime.
Elevate your escape. Come to Fayette County.