TELLING THE REAL STORIES OF
Immerse yourself in the life of a German colonist, the hardships suffered and the freedoms gained, arriving with Prince Carl to establish what would grow to be the fourth largest city in Texas just five years later. Emphasis is on the founding German immigrants and their contributions i.e. language, science, education, industrialization, but also includes the contributions and traditions of other cultures present in this area. We tell the REAL stories of the people, events and traditions that have made New Braunfels & Comal County the wonderful place it is, interpreted through authentic artifacts and documents from the collection.
May 2017 - January 2019
As part of the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of America’s role in World War I, the Sophienburg Museum & Archives presents “War Stories: New Braunfels in World War I,” which opens May 20, 2017. New Braunfels’ unique German character compelled its citizens to respond with fervor once America was at war with Germany. On view in the exhibit will be artifacts from the Sophienburg’s rich collections — posters, photographs, uniforms and other historical objects from 1914 - 1919 showcasing individuals, events, ideology and the lasting impact of The Great War.