Posts Tagged ‘Schulenburg’

Model Airplane Museum

October 3, 2010 Leave a comment

If you were a kid growing up in the mid 1900’s, and you had a model airplane, chances are it would have been made by the Stanzel company.   They were the leading designer and manufacturer of model airplanes (and some circus rides, too).   The Stanzel brothers, who started the business, donated much to their home town of Schulenburg, including scholarships for deserving local students.   The brothers are now gone, but their commemorative museum is a testament to their hard work and ingenuity.

The sign outside the museum

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Painted churches, Texas

October 3, 2010 1 comment

We joined the Traveling Supremes on a rolling rally starting in Schulenburg, TX.  This area has a strong German and Czech heritage.  Within a short driving trip you can find 6 churches dating back to the 1800’s, all with excellent craftmanship and especially colors, hence “painted churches”.  Here are a few highlights.

A dramatic view of one of the steeples

One of the many stained glass windows

Elaborate ceiling decorations

A totally different "look" at the front of the church

Each church has their own distinct style