Pflugerville: Heritage House Museum

Pflugerville: Heritage House Museum

  • <p>Heritage House Museum, formerly the Bohls House.</p> <p>Large wood framed home with a curved porch on one corner</p>
  • <p>William and Catherine Pfluger Bohls family, 1852. (Pflugerville Digital History Project)</p> <p>Family portrait with nine children taken in front of a canvas backdrop about 1852</p>
  • <p>George Heinrich Pfluger, son of Henry, often referred to as the “Father of Pflugerville.”  (Pflugerville Digital History Project)</p> <p>Man standing next to a cart and store with sign saying Pflugerville Mercantile, General Merchandise</p>
  • <p>Dornhoefer Store, ca. 1940s. (Pflugerville Digital History Project)</p> <p>Store interior with three people and shelves full of various goods</p>
  • <p>Children play on Wilbarger St. near school, ca. 1907 (Pflugerville Digital History Project)</p> <p>Groups of people standing in a field next to a school building</p>
  • <p>Plfugerville train depot, date unknown. (Pflugerville Digital History Project)</p> <p>Man standing in front of a small railroad depot labeled Pflugerville</p>

Henry Pfluger brought his family from Germany to Texas in 1849 to escape the Prussian War. A rich man in Germany, Pfluger lost nearly all his property during the war. After living for a time with his brother-in-law John Liese on a farm east of Austin, in 1853 Pfluger paid Liese $960 for 960 acres along Brushy Creek north of the state’s capital city. Pflugerville wouldn’t begin to add more residents until after the Civil War, when churches and a school were built. But it was the advent of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad that sparked rapid growth, which continued throughout the 20th century.

Pflugerville’s Heritage House Museum interprets much of the town’s history – a town that owes its discovery, and name, to an early German-Texan.

Heritage House Museum

  • Hours: First Sunday of each month 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays 3-7 p.m. March - October..
  • Admission: None
  • 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville, TX
  • 512-990-6375
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