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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...

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Texas Country Reporter at the 26th Annual Wendish Fest

See how one woman uses her noodle to keep her culture alive. In September, 2014, Texas Country Reporter visited the Wendish Museum and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas, and returned for Wendish Fest. The episode was broadcast February 21-22, 2015 and features Hattie Schaustchick and Jack...

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2015 Wendish History and Knowledge Extravaganza

A Wendish History and Knowledge Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Kilian Building at the Museum complex. Registration is $30 per person or $50 per couple and will include lunch and break time snacks. The schedule is still in...

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Log Cabin Workday

A workday-is scheduled for February 28 beginning at 9:00 am to work on the Kurio log cabin. Work will include shoring up one comer to level the cabin, a much needed general clean-up of the structure, and any other projects that arise once the cabin floor is leveled....

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Jan Kilian, Poet and Rebel

We all know Jan Kilian was the first pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Serbin. But he was much more than the long-time shepherd of the Wendish colony in Texas. Kilian was orphaned at age 10. He used the small farm he inherited to put himself through school....

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Jutrowna Woda – Osterwasser – Easter Water

Easter Water is an old folk custom with its roots in pre-Christian times when water was considered the symbol of life and fertility. The Easter custom developed into one designed for the young unmarried women of the community, who would gather together in the wee hours of Easter...

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Volunteer Corner

We are so pleased to have a NEW GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS who have joined our “regulars” to assist with the assembling and mailing of our newsletters. 7th & 8th Grade students of St. Paul Lutheran School are fulfilling these responsibilities as a class project. They are joined by...

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It Pays to Advertise – and to Read Ads

Robert Wuchatsch, a researcher and writer of Australian Wends, found about a dozen notices placed in the classified section of the 1854 Budissiner Nachrichten several months prior to the departure of the Ben Nevis migrants. These little advertisements show once again that every bit of evidence, no matter...

Family History Workshop

The first of four planned Family History Workshops for 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, February 21 at 9:00 a.m. in the Peter Building at the museum complex. Weldon Mersiovsky will be on hand to help you get started on your own family history search, or help you solve...