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44th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

June 13-14, 2015 The 2015 Texas Folklife Festival will be held during June 13-14 on the grounds of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. We will have a booth at the festival, as we have had for many years, thanks to Ron Knippa...

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program

The Texas Wendish Heritage Society is proud to announce that we will award scholarships of up to $500 to students of Wendish descent who are enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school for the 2015 – 2016 school year. Applicants and their parents must also be members of...

Noodle Ladies making the first batch in the newly remodeled KIlian building

Volunteer Corner

This month we are featuring our “NOODLE MAKERS AND FLUFFERS”! We have sold and shipped hundreds of pounds of noodles since our NOODLE VOLUNTEERS have had the pleasure of working in the new Kilian Building facility. Since the feature about TWHS and our “NOODLE LADY” aired on Texas Country Reporter, these volunteers have become...

Family History Workshop

The next Family History Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 23 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, which will be...

Museum Workday

A workday is scheduled for May 16, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Focus of the work will be cleaning the grounds and buildings in preparation for the Serbin Homecoming Picnic. The area around the Kilian Building needs some attention after all the construction activity of the past year. If you can...

Kilian Building Dedication and General Membership Meeting

The Texas Wendish Heritage Society is pleased to invite folks to attend a dedication of our newly remodeled Kilian Building on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Dedication activities will begin at 2:00 pm and will be followed by the general membership meeting. Refreshments will be provided by TWHS, so please plan...

The 2015 Wendish History and Knowledge Extravaganza (WHKE)!

Want to learn more about Texas Wendish history? Join us for a wonderful day of fellowship on 14 March to learn of the latest findings in Wendish research! Presenters include: David Goeke, Kathe Richards, Dan Carter, Ken Kesselus (Bastrop County historian), Dr. David Zersen, Wilbert Noack, and Weldon...

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...

Kurio log room

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....

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....