Programs & Events

List of Upcoming Events and Programs

GTHS Board

How to get involved

Change is inevitable — except from a vending machine. ~Robert C. Gallagher

Please join us at one of our board meetings and see what we’re all about.

Your German-Texan Heritage Society would like to see you get involved.

Together we can move mountains.

Next board meeting is planned for February 16th at 507 E. 10th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.


To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. ~Max Beerbohm

As a non profit we appreciate and value every cent

If you’d like to donate to the German-Texan Heritage Society you can also either write us a check and mail it to:


P.O.Box 684171

Austin, Texas 78768

or come to the office at:

507 E. 10th Street

Austin, Texas 78701

or donate online here

You can purchase a gift card here


Language Program:  Expansion of Language Courses; Launch of the German International Pre-K School of Austin.

$4,000 to offer  our programs in a  new city  (location, rent, teachers, marketing).

$15,000 to help offset the startup cost for the German International School of Austin.

German Free School Building and Grounds:  Maintenance and Enhancement for your and our visitors’ experience.

$15,000 to level the back lot, add stairs and retaining wall in order to make it useable for festivals and events so we can put a tent on it and make our festivals not weather dependent.

$25,000 to replace floors and fix interior of the downstairs apartment/school room(s).

$25,000 to connect the back lot to the German Free School gardens and lower levels.

$2,000 to build a new Hütte for festivals (three more will be needed in 2020)

$4,000 to purchase additional Munich beer tables and benches for an authentic and traditional atmosphere.

GTHS Operational Support: Administrative support for activities and programs

$5,000 for a new copier as the current one is at it’s end of life cycle.

$6,000 for  new  laptops  and  software  for  office  staff, as we are working on 10yr  old  desktop  computers and/or our own personal laptops.

$7,000 for the Journal to cover printing costs for a year.

It takes a lot to keep GTHS up and running.

Gently used appliances needed:

Refrigerator, oven, microwave, chairs and tables

It takes a lot to keep GTHS up and running.

“Special Thanks” go out to Wing Evans for his architectural know-how and for developing and building these marvelous stands for us. Wing, you’re just plain awesome!



Our Festivals would like to see you!

Maifest, Oktoberfest, Christmas Market...

We are always looking for volunteers, no matter what your skill, we are pretty sure that we can put you to good use. Just give us a call at 512-467-4569 or write us an email at Thank you!



If you like German music, food and beer, please consider being a volunteer! At all of our festivals, we will need people to help with set up, clean up, cashier, refreshments, and more. If you’re a student and need extra volunteer hours, we will be happy to present you with a volunteer certificate.


Do you love to garden? Our beautiful gardens would like to see you and your eager hands to do some magic.  There are weeds to be pulled and bushes to be pruned. The gardens have a lot of potential. It is up to our volunteers to unlock such potential.