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Stick Horse Races

Contest Winners – Wendish Fest 2016

Stick Horse Races 2 years: 1st place: Macy Sommerfield, 2nd place: Lily Vedadi, 3rd place: Riley Harkrider 3 years: 1st place: Maddox Wick, 2nd place: Ryan Jackson, 3rd place: Barrett Kirkwood 4 years: 1st place: Henry Kalmbach, 2nd place: Liam Kalmbach, 3rd place: Max Sommerfield 5 years: 1st...

Galveston Heritage Festival

2016 Galveston Heritage Festival

The Galveston Historical Foundation celebrated its rich heritage with the second annual Galveston Heritage Festival, which recognized the people and cultures that came to Galveston in the 1800’s and beyond. Known as the “Ellis Island of the West,” Galveston’s port was the point of entry for many immigrants...

Family History Workshop

November 19, 2016, 2:00 pm The next chance for you to work on your own family history with expert guidance from Weldon Mersiovsky will be on Saturday, November 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Peter Building at the museum complex. Cost for the workshop is $15 per...

Quarterly Membership Meeting

November 20, 2016, 2:00 pm Our annual Christmas party will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the museum complex. A brief business meeting will be held, we will elect board members to fill positions that expire at the end of this year, and we will also...

Volunteer Corner

We happily say Witajće k’ nam to our newest “Noodle Lady” – Linda Jones. Linda and her husband Jack, reside near Serbin, and are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Linda follows in her mother’s footsteps as a noodle volunteer! We also gratefully say THANK YOU to all...

Holiday Gift Ideas

MAKE 2016 HOLIDAY SHOPPING EASY! Let us help you with your holiday shopping & shipping. We are offering Wendish gift boxes shipped from the museum to those on your gift lists. Gift boxes could include such items as a Wendish cap, t-shirt, bag of Wendish noodles, handmade ornaments,...

Texas Historical Foundation Gift Assists Wendish Museum

The Texas Historical Foundation, a 62-year old preservation organization, has announced a grant to the Texas Wendish Hertiage Society. THF President Bruce Elsom and Lauren Vienne, the organization’s grant manager, presented the financial gift on Friday, July 29th. The donation will provide funds to support the development of...

2015 Wendish Fest Montage

28th Annual Wendish Fest on September 25

Each year the Texas Wendish Heritage Society host a festival on the fourth Sunday in September. This years event will be on September 25. Events are scheduled throughout the day beginning with the church services at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Featured entertainment this year will be the The Brazos...

Quarterly Membership Meeting

In 1834, a German immigrant to Texas, D.T.F. (Detlef Thomas Friedrich) Jordt, aka Detlef Dunt, wrote and published a book entitled, Reise nach Texas, in which he described Texas as “a land which puts riches in (the immigrant’s) lap, which can bring happiness to thousands and to their...

Recipe Corner

One of our members recently suggested that we occasionally include a recipe – perhaps a traditional Wendish dish, or one that harks back to our ancestors’ early days in Texas. So we are issuing a challenge to all you readers. Send us your favorite recipes that have been...