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Attention all Wendish Cooks!

If you or someone in your family has ever made a casserole, soup, stew, or other type of dish that incorporates Wendish noodles, we want to hear about it! TWHS is gathering recipes for a Texas Wendish Noodle Recipes Cookbook. The cookbook, which will also include our traditional...

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Bonnets!

When I started making bonnets over five years ago, I would draft a pattern for each of the bonnets in our Museum collection or of the bonnets loaned to me for our exhibit. I would then sew the bonnet and model it for my family. My husband, Chuck,...

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World War I Display

In our last issue, we announced plans to prepare a special display of items and photos in our collection that are related to World War I as a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the formal U.S. entry into the war. We also put out a call...

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Volunteer Corner

We are blessed to have many volunteers who support our Society and give their time to our projects and programs. Each and every one is greatly appreciated no matter what their role may be. FEATURED VOLUNTEERS in this issue are those individuals who help prepare for and host...

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Report on the 46th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

The 2017 Folklife Festival, June 9-11 at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures, was held under beautiful blue skies, and the Wends were there! We served delicious food that included noodles from the TWHS kitchen thanks to Hattie and others, koch kaese sandwiches, barbecue chicken drumsticks with an...

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Note from the Executive Director

Greetings from your Wendish Museum! We hope that you will have an opportunity to visit us soon and see the current displays and exhibits featuring Wendish folklore and historic Wendish artifacts. You will also appreciate the new kiosk that provides visitors with choices of videos to watch. Available...

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Museum Visitors

During the months of April, May and June we hosted visitors from Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, Minnesota, Washington, Missouri, Kansas, New Jersey, North Carolina, Australia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Oregon, Germany, Louisiana, and cities and towns across Texas. Three of the visitors we met recently are Vincent...

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President’s Message

The summer season started early – in fact there wasn’t much of a winter around here at all. In some ways, not being lulled into a wintertime comfort zone has helped as far as Wendish Fest planning is concerned, because we are ahead of schedule in the planning...

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In and Around the Museum

We continue to be fortunate recipients of donations that enhance our ability to educate and entertain our visitors. R.J. and Ruth Nitsche recently donated a book that might have been part of Pastor Jan Kilian’s library, although the exact provenance has not been determined. The book – printed...

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Olde Tyme Wendish Sunday

November 5, 2017, 10:00 am Our next membership day will be on Sunday, November 5, when we will hold an Olde Tyme Wendish Sunday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. November 5 is also All Saints Day, an appropriate day to gather together for food and fellowship and...