Author: Director

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....

Volunteer Corner

We are so pleased to have a NEW GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS who have joined our “regulars” to assist with the assembling and mailing of our newsletters. 7th & 8th Grade students of St. Paul Lutheran School are fulfilling these responsibilities as a class project. They are joined by...

Family History Workshop

The first of four planned Family History Workshops for 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, February 21 at 9:00 a.m. in the Peter Building at the museum complex. Weldon Mersiovsky will be on hand to help you get started on your own family history search, or help you solve...

General Membership Meeting

Please join us at the museum on Sunday, February 15 for our first membership meeting of 2015. Following a brief business meeting, Ken Kesselus, Mayor of the City of Bastrop, will present a program on reconstruction after the Civil War. Serbin was part of Bastrop County for 20...

Walk-in Coffee and Bake Sale

The annual Walk-in Coffee and Bake Sale to benefit the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum will be held on Tuesday, February 10 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Giddings, across the street from the Schubert-Fletcher Museum and northeast of...

A New Membership Record!

We have set a new membership record  of 1,211, breaking the old record of 1,155 set last year. In 2001 our membership stood at 395, and that number has now tripled. In 12 of the last 13 years, we have set new records and this year we added 5 new...

Family History Workshop

The next chance for you to work on your own family history with expert guidance from Weldon Mersiovsky will be on Saturday, November 22 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Peter Building at the museum complex. Cost for the workshop is $15 per person or $25 per couple....

Quarterly Membership Meeting

Our annual Christmas party will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the museum complex. Following a brief business meeting and election of board members, the party will commence with a Christmas carol sing-along and lots of good refreshments. Bring a plate of your favorite holiday sweet...

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce the Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship program sponsored by the Texas Wendish Heritage Society.  A total of six $500 scholarships may be awarded to students of Wendish descent who are currently enrolled in a trade school, college, or university for the spring semester 2015. ...

26th Annual Wendish Fest Schedule of Events

Featured entertainment this year will be The Oak Wilt Boys performing on stage following the Live Auction! Each year the Texas Wendish Heritage Society host a festival on the fourth Sunday in September. This years event will be on September 28. Events are scheduled throughout the day beginning with...