• Above, Henry Kammlah V, the great-great-grandson of Henry Kammlah who settled in 1846, shows off the family home, which later doubled as a store.
  • Docents at Pioneer Museum, and descendants of some original founding families showed hundreds of visitors on Dec. 26 what life was like in early Gillespie County. Above, the gravel paths of the grounds were lit by candlelight.
  • At left, colors in English and German are written on the blackboard of the White Oak School, an original country school in the county. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
  • The Kammlah Haus store contains a display of items one might have found in a turn-of-the-19th-century haberdashery.
  • Betty Roeder, at left, describes a wall-mounted telephone to visitors Amy Madrall and daughter Trinity, of Mansfield, in the front room of the Roeder-Fassel House.
  • Edgar Mackey, a visitor from Mexico City, and friend Angel O’Campo, of San Antonio, clown around in the White Oak School desks at the annual Candle-light Tour of the Pioneer Museum grounds. The two were among hundreds of visitors who got a glimpse into early Gillespie County life at the Dec. 26 event.

A peek back in time, by candlelight

Pioneer Museum hosts visitors at annual night tour to show olden-days existence

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