Category: Announcements

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Family History Workshop

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 sack lunch, your laptop, and...

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45th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

The 45th Texas Folklife Festival will be held this year during June 10-12 on the grounds of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. According to David Goeke, a TWHS member who lives in San Antonio, has volunteered at the TWHS booth for many...

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Serbin Homecoming Picnic

The 2016 Serbin Homecoming Picnic will be Sunday, May 29 on the picnic grounds of St. Paul Lutheran Church. It will be a fun day of worship, fellowship, and the best barbecue in town. Come early – before the barbecue is gone! The Museum will open at 10:00 that morning,...

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Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program (2016-2017)

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2016-17 school year. The scholarship program was established to encourage students of Wendish descent to learn more about and develop an appreciation for their Wendish heritage. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school for 2016-17. In addition, applicants...

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Museum Workday

A workday is scheduled for May 21, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Focus of the work will be repairing chinking on some of the Kurio cabin logs, and cleaning the grounds and buildings in preparation for the Serbin Homecoming Picnic. If you want to come join the fun, bring a sack...

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Family History Workshop

The next Family History Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 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...

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Walk-In Coffee

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (across from Schubert-Fletcher House) Giddings, Texas Free Will Donation Sponsored by and benefiting the Texas Wendish Heritage Society & Museum Sandwiches, chips and desserts will be available To place take out order call 979-540-8132...