Our mission is to identify, preserve, and display historical artifacts and events in order to educate our current and future generations about the development of Schulenburg and the lifestyles of our ancestors.
Schulenburg was a boom town that came into being almost overnight when the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio (GH&SA) Railroad built its tracks into the area in 1873. By some accounts, the first train stopped in Schulenburg on December 31, 1873. Old town Schulenburg was originally one square mile and had a population of 1,000 people. Cotton, cotton seeds, and hides from cattle and buffalo were shipped daily from the rail station.
The Schulenburg Historical Museum was established by John and Karen Wolters. John is the great- grandson of Robert A. Wolters who started a mercantile business in Schulenburg and became one of its more prominent citizens. The building housing the current museum exhibits was the old Wolters Mercantile built in the early 1900s. The museum has been housed in this building since 1988 at the largess of the Wolters family, but in December 2014 the Wolters estate gift-deeded the current building and the building next door to the museum.
We love visitors, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Or, if you have a reunion, tour group or other special group, contact us to set up a special opening on another day of the week.
631 N Main St, Schulenburg, Texas 78956, United States