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The Historic Staircase

Be a part of history. Help us restore the historic staircase.

Support the reconstruction of the historic staircase
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Thank you for helping us make a difference!*

You can also write us a check and mail it to: 

German Texan Heritage Society

P.O.Box 684171

Austin, Texas 78768

Or visit us at the office:

507 E. 10th Street

Austin, Texas 78701

*Donations to GTHS are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. GTHS has not provided any goods or services for these donations.  Donation receipts upon request to

“To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.” 


Max Beerbohm


We’re making one of the biggest transformations to the German Free School building it has seen in its 168 years of existence. The reconstruction of the historical staircase. The original patio structure has been removed, the foundation work has been completed, and the framing is going back up. This will be a game changer in terms of appearance, capacity, and how we manage the flow of events. However, with all of this work it leaves GTHS with a gap close to $50,000 due to the unforeseen construction costs, renting space for programs, and the cancellation of children ‘s classes due to the lack of space while construction is taking place. Please support us by making a donation here or reach out to me at or

The work plans to be completed by late summer and in time to showcase it to everyone at Oktoberfest.

As a nonprofit, we appreciate and value every cent.

Will or Living Trust

Leave a lasting impression on your community 


Making a lasting difference in our community may be easier than you realize. With very simple language in your will or trust, you can support the German-Texan Heritage Society by carrying out work you believe in.

Most gifts to GTHS provide the added value of supporting your interests far into the future. Gifts are carefully invested to generate a permanent source of income for good work. This approach ultimately increases the value of every dollar given.

If you are interested in learning more about the process, please contact us at

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