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L-R Florence Krause Wright and Magdalene Krause Harris

In and Around the Museum

We recently announced plans for a special display honoring the Texas Wends who served in World War I. It was no small feat, but the display was completed in time for Wendish Fest. Included with the items on display are a uniform, helmet and gas mask that belonged...

Update on the Jan Kilian Room Project

We recently posted a letter from Pastor Benjamin Rehr and the congregation at Weigersdorf, Germany describing a project they were undertaking. With help from the congregation at Klitten, a room of the Weigersdorf parsonage was being transformed into the Jan Kilian Room – a climate-controlled space to house...

29th Annual Wendish Fest on September 24

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Sunday, September 24 for our Annual Wendish Fest. As the following schedule indicates, it will be a full day of fun activities, great music, and tasty food! This year’s featured performers will be the Tubameisters, a talented group of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Family History Workshop

August 12, 2017, 9:00 am We are offering another chance for you to work on your own family history with expert guidance from Weldon Mersiovsky, who has many years’ experience in conducting genealogy research. Cost for the workshop is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Bring a...