Plan to attend the 1st Annual Muesebach Lecture Series, organized in celebration of the 200th anniversary of J.O. Meusebach’s birth. The title of this year’s program, "Pioneering the Grape and Other Flora in the Hill Country: Yesterday and Today," honors Meusebach and his contemporaries’ interests in raising grapes and wine production in the region.
This program links past and present interests in the grape and the vision of its role in the future of the Texas Hill Country. Throughout the day, Dr. James Kearney, Lonnie Childs, Dr. Ed Hellman, Bill Lindemann, Penny Adams, and Bill Blackmon will share their insights on how 19th century, settlers documented the native flora and shared horticultural information to help lay the foundation for today’s vibrant viticulture in the Texas Hill Country.
This program is a unique opportunity to hear well recognized speakers share their perspectives of the early settlers’ interests in native flora and future of vintner’s art in the Texas Hill Country.
It is a full day with six presenters: three in the morning session designed to inform and excite listeners about the origins of the regions native flora and the future of viticulture in the Hill Country. The afternoon session offers subscribers an option to participate in one of two field trips: an onsite visit to Granite Hill Vineyard for a discussion on the production of grapes in the Hill Country or a pre-determined driving route with stops along the way to view and discuss the native wildflowers and environment of Gillespie County.
Both morning and afternoon sessions are sure to be engaging experiences for all who attend and share a growing interest in the horticulture of the grape and native plants: their past and future role in Texas Hill Country.
For further information and to pre-register call 830-990-8441 or register on location the day of the event.
For more information, go to www.pioneermuseum.net or call 830-990-8441.