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The German immigrants, Native American and Hispanic peoples who settled the Hill Country of Central Texas made countless acts of sacrifice and generosity to build our community. Each generation since has made their own contributions.

Contributions and gifts of all kinds - monetary, in-kind or time/talent -  help in supporting the Sophienburg Museum today and for future generations as we work to carry out our mission

Creating Connections and Enriching Lives through the Power of History Preserving - Sharing - Connecting

As New Braunfels and Comal County grows in population and technological advances, the further we become removed from our past... and the founders of our wonderful community.  It is our job, one we take seriously, to not only Preserve the Past, but to Share the Stories and Connect the Future Generations as to just why New Braunfels is so very special.  From the rich heritage of the founding families to the transition of cultural change in America, we TELL the stories and we need your help.

Join us! Become a member, give a gift, honor or remember someone, volunteer in our work to preserve the history of past generations o share with our future generations.

Generous corporate donations, memorial gifts, planned giving, and/or directed giving are an investment in the museum and an an investment in the New Braunfels community.


The Sophienburg operates two booths at Wurstfest to both promote our German heritage and to raise funds in support of the museum.  Sophie's Shop sells authentic German Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers and smokers.  Carl's Stein Haus sells authentic German steins, hats, pins, jewelry & clocks.  During the November 15 fire at Wurstfest Marktplatz, both booths were completely destroyed and part of the remaining merchandise was lost.  Our contents was covered, but we will have to re-build the booths.  Designated donations to the booth rebuilding will help us give us a good start.


Give and honor family and friends, honoring the past by preserving the future.
ENDOWMENT GIFTS A gift to the endowment fund holds the principal in perpetuity with annual earnings applied to daily operation.


Gifts by will, trust or life insurance establishes a legacy of generosity beyond your lifetime.


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