The Sophienburg - Photo Courtesy Joe Miller

On the Calendar

  • May 3 - The Big Give SA
  • May 21 - New Braunfels Historic Museums Day (Free Admission Noon-4:00 p.m.)

For more information phone 830-629-1572.

Sophienburg Museum and Archives hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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The Big Give SA — May 3, 2016

New Braunfels is growing and so is her story. Since 1933, people have embraced the Sophienburg Museum & Archives as the "keeper of the real stories of New Braunfels and Comal County." You have helped to create a jewel among museums through generous donations. Help us now to grow our programs, telling the stories to more people.

This year, we have partnered with the Big Give SA organization, along with 78 other Comal County non-profits, to send One Big Message: Give to your favorite non-profits on One Day. Big Give SA promotes the opportunity to give on line from the comfort of your home or your phone, doubling your donation in the process.

Mr. David Pfeuffer believes in the Sophienburg Museum so much, that he has offered to match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 any donations made within the 24-hour window of May 3. So your donation automatically grows to twice the size when you give that day! We also have an opportunity to win extra cash donations from the New Braunfels Area Community Foundation for the greatest number of donations made during the 9 a.m. hour and the 7 p.m. hour.

Hands-on History at the Sophienburg Sophienburg July 4th Patriotic Parade and Program Images from the Sophienburg Archives

How do you do it?
Simple. Go to (see our great new logo!). Then follow the directions to make your donation.

Follow us at Help us reach our goal of $5,000 to grow our programs and to keep up with the growth of New Braunfels. To grow big, let's give big!

Thank you in advance,

The Board of Directors
Sophienburg Museum & Archives

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Sophienburg Museum and Archives hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Closed Sunday and Monday.


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