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30th Annual Wendish Fest

Greetings from Serbin, Texas! The Texas Wendish Heritage Society and St. Paul Lutheran Church at Serbin, Texas will host the 30th Annual Wendish Fest on Sunday the 23rd of September 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to join us. The event is just around the corner, and planning is...

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program

The scholarship program was established to encourage students of Wendish descent to learn more about and develop an appreciation for their Wendish heritage. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school for 2018-19. In addition, applicants and their parents must also be members of...

President’s Message

Greetings from Serbin! It has been said that looking back helps one to understand where one is going. In the museum and heritage preservation business, we spend a lot of time looking back. “Looking back” is something I’ve certainly spent many hours doing over the past few years...

Note from the Executive Director

What a showcase we have for our many visitors and tours this Spring! The garden is full of beautiful blooms and even the schreck-kräuter survived the unusual winter cold. It is hard to grasp how cold it really was when we compare how our garden looks now in...

Volunteer Corner

We are happy to welcome two new volunteers who have joined our forces here at the museum – Linda Tate and Cynthia Gersch. Both these ladies are of Wendish heritage with close ties to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Linda (Kappler) Tate is a resident of Serbin and is...

47th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

The 47th Texas Folklife Festival will be held this year during June 8-10 on the grounds of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. TWHS will have a booth at the festival thanks to Ron Knippa with his family and many friends who do...

Serbin Homecoming Picnic

The 2018 Serbin Homecoming Picnic will be Sunday, May 27 on the picnic grounds of St. Paul Lutheran Church. It will be a fun day of worship, fellowship, and the best barbecue in town.  Come early – before the barbecue is gone! The Museum will open at 10:00...

Family History Workshop

  The next Family History Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the museum. Weldon Mersiovsky will be on hand to assist with your research and answer all your questions. The registration fee is $15 per person or $25 per couple,...

The Wendish Wedding Blessing of 1866 from Serbin

A Wendish Wedding Blessing of 1866 from Serbin, Texas

The following article was written by Trudla Malinkowa for an issue of the Sorbian cultural magazine Rozhlad. Her original article was written in Wendish; however, she graciously translated the original to German, and David Goeke translated the German to English. We express our sincere gratitude to Trudla for sharing her...

In and Around the Museum

As we continue to observe the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, we are also sharing with you a few stories about Texas Wends who were called to serve in the “Great War.” Previously, you read about Herman Hobratsch (Hermann Hobratschk) and his war...