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Interior of St. Paul Lutheran Church

Tours

Plan to spend several hours in Serbin to see the exhibits in the Peter Building and St. Paul Building, see the Mertink and Kurio log cabins, stroll through the St. Paul cemetery, and visit the historic St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will happily schedule a group tour of...

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program

The special fund drive for 2017 aims to raise funds for our Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship program. If you received a membership renewal letter last November, you also were given the opportunity to donate additional funds to the scholarship program along with your membership renewal. Many of our...

Museum Workday

A workday is scheduled for Saturday, February 25 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Projects to accomplish may include a general grounds clean-up or work on one of the log cabins. Bring your work gloves and join us!

Amelie Boerger gets a visit from Rumplich

In and Around the Museum

As announced in the last issue of our newsletter, we were awarded a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation to support the development of a collection of visual media for an interactive display that will be installed in the Peter Building. Since receiving the award, we have purchased a tablet...

Strowe Nowe Lèto!

Membership Days 2017 to Feature Food, Fellowship and Fun! The Texas Wendish Heritage Society Board of Directors and members present for the November 20, 2016 membership meeting approved an amendment to TWHS by-laws to change the number of membership meetings from four per year to twice per year...

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE VOYAGE?

Logistics is a term for something we do frequently, such as taking a family vacation, and it is as old as Hannibal moving elephants from Carthage to attack Rome. There may be a simple definition, but it is a complicated process. How do you move people or goods...

Bonnets on Display

2017 is TWHS’ 45th Anniversary as a Society

Five years ago, for our 40th anniversary, we honored the five women who started our society by encouraging everyone to wear bonnets and hats to our events that year. These five women wore bonnets at the Folklife Festival and made them to sell in their booth. We developed a large display consisting of the...

Gruetzners Come to Texas

Prologue A man and his small family exit the carriage that has transported them from the train station to the Hamburg American shipping company’s pier in the port of Hamburg. As they huddle together against the cold wind coming off the Elbe River, they gaze at the steamship...

Walk-in Coffee and Bake Sale

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us at our annual Walk-in Coffee and Bake Sale to benefit the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum on Tuesday, February 14 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Giddings, across the street from the...

Family History Workshops for 2017

The first of four planned Family History Workshops for 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at 9:00 am in the Peter Building at the TWHS museum complex. Weldon Mersiovsky will be on hand to help you get started on your own family history search, or help you solve a...

Volunteer Corner

Activities, tours, events, etc. are quickly filling up our museum schedule for 2017! Visitation continues to be steady with both new and repeat visitors coming to learn about what we offer in the world of Wendish. With attention coming from publication features, Facebook, websites, TripAdvisor, historic preservation blogs,...