Author: Vivian Dube

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,...

TWHS’ 45th Anniversary as a Society

We want to encourage everyone to wear bonnets and hats to 2017 Wendish Fest to honor the five women who started our society. The women wore, made and sold bonnets in our Wendish booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Many of you already have bonnets from your family...

Bonnets on Display

2017 is TWHS’ 45th Anniversary as a Society

Five years ago, for our 40th anniversary, we honored the five women who started our society by encouraging everyone to wear bonnets and hats to our events that year. These five women wore bonnets at the Folklife Festival and made them to sell in their booth. We developed a large display consisting of the...

In and Around the Museum

In late July, TWHS was awarded a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation, a 62-year old preservation organization. The grant will provide funds to support the development of a collection of visual media, which will be used in a planned interactive display that will be installed in the...

In and Around the Museum

By the time you read this, the sorting and cataloging of the books in the museum vault will be close to completion. Austin Pierce jump-started this process in the summer of 2013, when he volunteered as a museum intern for a month or so. Jan Slack and I...

Chuck Dube helping curators from the Bullock Texas State History Museum remove the Kasper trunk for transport to Austin

In and Around the Museum

Last July, we were honored to receive a request from exhibition curators with the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin who expressed an interest in creating a display to showcase the story of the Texas Wends in their Cultural Crossroads case. Exhibition experts from the Bullock Museum...