- Its large German population has always influenced Central Texas, and Austin is no exception. This simple stone structure is the current home of this society. Once a German Free School, it was built by settlers who donated their labor to construct the building. Originally, there were no fireplaces, and it was heated by huge potbellied stoves. Exhibits include a reference library, Victorian era antiques and a beautiful garden. Programs include speakers, special exhibits, events and classes.
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