Friends of Winedale

Friends of Winedale Our mission is to support Miss Ima Hogg's vision for the Winedale Historical Center.
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Friends of Winedale is a Texas non-profit corporation, tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, that will perform charitable activities in support of the Winedale Historical Center. These activities include a) the development of funding for the restoration and responsible maintenance of Winedale’s properties, collections, buildings and grounds; and b) the advancement and fostering of programs that support Miss Ima Hogg's vision for Winedale.

12/16/2022
11/11/2022

Rangers of the Revolution
On Tuesday, November 15 at 6 p.m., author Stephen Moore will discuss the evolution of the fabled Texas Rangers and their role in the Texas Revolution. They protected remote settlements, scouted for the Texas Army, fought the Comanches, perished at the Alamo, and fought at San Jacinto. Through his research for the Savage Frontier series and Texas Rising, he’s uncovered information about the Rangers that was previously unreported. E-mail [email protected] for a link to this online talk.

09/25/2022

On Tuesday, October 18 at noon Dr. Ken Hafertepe will present “The Painted Churches of Texas: A New View”
This beautifully illustrated talk will throw new light on the famous “painted churches of Texas.” In 1983 a National Register of Historic Places thematic nomination increased awareness and appreciation of these churches, which were built and decorated between 1890 and 1920. These churches were built for German and Czech immigrants, but the architects were largely from San Antonio – notably Leo M. J. Dielmann and James Wahrenberger – as were many contractors and the painters. In this talk Dr. Haftertepe will introduce the listener to Bohuslav Lacian, Godfrey Flury, Fred Donecker, and Ferdinand Stockert, who painted some of the most important examples. E-mail [email protected] for a link to this zoom talk.

04/21/2022

Since it was difficult to obtain fine building materials in Central Texas, the McGregor House features faux painted details on the exterior and interior to replicate expensive materials. The pine front doors(as seen in this picture) were accented with painted wood graining to resemble oak with rosewood paneling.

It's chilly outside...come on in where it's warm and check out these beautiful quilts!
02/20/2022

It's chilly outside...come on in where it's warm and check out these beautiful quilts!

Winedale’s upcoming quilt show, “Connecting Threads: New Acquisitions in the Winedale Quilt Collection,” will be open th...
02/09/2022

Winedale’s upcoming quilt show, “Connecting Threads: New Acquisitions in the Winedale Quilt Collection,” will be open the weekends of Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 25-27. In this exhibition, five new acquisitions engage in conversation with previously acquired pieces from the Winedale Quilt Collection.

Its was a great day! Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed this wonderful tradition!
12/14/2021

Its was a great day! Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed this wonderful tradition!

12/04/2021

Antique lovers gravitate to Round Top, Texas, for possible historic finds, but the little town has other reasons to pay it a casual visit.

Please join us!!
11/29/2021

Please join us!!

It’s time to deck the halls at Winedale! Our annual wreath- and garland-making party will be Sunday, December 5, starting at 9:30 a.m. and followed by a potluck lunch. All are invited and no experience is necessary! The party will be in the large Meadows classroom at Winedale. Please call 979-278-3530 with any questions!

Second Saturdays at Winedale! On Saturday, November 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winedale will offer free tours of the Le...
11/10/2021

Second Saturdays at Winedale! On Saturday, November 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winedale will offer free tours of the Lewis-Wagner House. Tours start at the Visitor Center (3738 FM 2714, Round Top).

We are happy to share that nearby Connersville Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery has been awarded historical designation...
11/07/2021

We are happy to share that nearby Connersville Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery has been awarded historical designation. The dedication of the historical marker will take place November 15th at 5:30 p.m. The cemetery is located at 1909 FM1457, Round Top, TX 78954. From Round Top, take FM 1457 towards Winedale. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road.

For information about the cemetery's history, please follow the link below:
http://www.fayettecountyhistory.org/connersville_cemetery.htm

Save the date! Christmas at Winedale will be Saturday, December 11, noon to 4 p.m. There will be crafts and folklife dem...
10/14/2021

Save the date! Christmas at Winedale will be Saturday, December 11, noon to 4 p.m. There will be crafts and folklife demonstrations, music and theater performances, a petting zoo, food and beverages, and more. This event is free.

Winedale online talk: San Antonio Missions: Ever-evolving CommunitiesPlease join Winedale on Wednesday, October 20, at n...
10/13/2021

Winedale online talk: San Antonio Missions: Ever-evolving Communities

Please join Winedale on Wednesday, October 20, at noon for their next online talk. Ranger Dana of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park will share the history of San Antonio's five missions and explore how the community has shaped these places through the years (and vice-versa).

LOVE HISTORY??   Winedale is looking for volunteers to give house tours. There is no obligation as to how many hours or ...
10/12/2021

LOVE HISTORY?? Winedale is looking for volunteers to give house tours. There is no obligation as to how many hours or days you can help. You just need to have a love of history and the desire to work with the public! Learn more at our online training session on Tuesday, October 19, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. E-mail
[email protected] for the link. Volunteers are particularly needed for Christmas at Winedale (Dec. 11).

09/02/2021

Check out our newest acquisition! This reverse painting on glass was made by Joseph Buchi and came from the Winedale area. The German translates to “God protect this house.” According to family lore, Buchi deliberately misspelled “Schutze” as “Schuetze,” because of his belief that only God is perfect. It probably dates to the late nineteenth century.

08/28/2021

Pictured here is Winedale curator Lonn Taylor (center left), architect and director Wayne Bell (center right) and students restoring the McGregor House, 1977. The house also underwent extensive renovations in 2003 and 2019.

08/13/2021

Located in Round Top, Texas, Winedale is dedicated to the remarkable history of the area and its historic buildings.

07/06/2021

With the Summer Class hard at work, we are thrilled to announce that tickets go on sale for the 2021 Summer season THIS THURSDAY, July 1st!!

Visit www.shakespeare-winedale.org for more information.

07/06/2021
03/08/2021
01/28/2021

Ready for a nap? This pine daybed was made in Texas and dates to 1879.

11/12/2020

In 1882 Joseph Wagner bought what we now call the Lewis-Wagner House. This baby bed belonged to the Wagner family and was made by a German furniture maker in Round Top.

10/02/2020

This beautiful artwork on the ceiling of the Lewis-Wagner House was painted by German immigrant Rudolph Melchoir, probably in the late 1850s or the early 1860s. The parrot symbolizes prosperity and longevity.

08/18/2020

On September 15 at noon Annette Mulllendore, docent with the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, will present "Miss Ima Hogg--Great Texan and Collector." Bayou Bend, along with the Winedeale historic site in Round Top, houses many of the antiques collected by Miss Hogg. She was the daughter of Governor James Hogg and a well-respected philanthropist and collector. Ms. Mullendore will explore the impact that Miss Hogg had on Texas and the world of furniture collecting. Please contact Tricia Blakistone, Winedale Site Manager, at [email protected] to get the link to this virtual presentation.

08/02/2020

Winedale’s next lunch and learn:
The next online talk will be on August 4 at 11 a.m. when Winedale welcomes Dr. Ken Hafertepe of Baylor University as he discusses the Germans of Fayette County—their houses and furnishings.

You can e-mail [email protected] for the link to the program.

07/30/2020

On Tuesday, August 4 at 11 a.m. Winedale welcomes its latest online Lunch and Learn speaker. Dr. Ken Hafertepe of Baylor University will discuss the Germans of Fayette County--their houses and furnishings. If you are interested then e-mail [email protected] for a link to the talk.

07/01/2020

Next Tuesday at 11 a.m. we will have our second virtual Lunch and Learn. The speaker will be Dr. James Kearny who will discuss "The Forty-Eighters on Possum Creek; a Texas Civil War story." E-mail [email protected] to get the zoom link to the talk.

06/23/2020

Can you identify this picture? It is the remains of the Wagner cotton gin and feed mill. The family operated the cotton gin and feed mill from 1928 to 1956. As agriculture and related businesses waned, the cotton gin and mill were dismantled in 1958 and sold to a company in Central America for continued operation.

06/13/2020

An 1898 portrait of the wondrous Ima Hogg, daughter of Governor Jim Hogg and society leader, philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts. Ima was 16 years old when this was taken. Courtesy the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

06/11/2020

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? This 18th century beveled mirror was from the Giesecke estate in Washington County. It resides in the first floor hallway of the McGregor House.

Address

PO Box 402
Round Top, TX
78954

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(979) 278-3530

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Is the Christmas thing going to be happening again this year? I can’t seem to find any information about it.