Category: Announcements

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...

Quarterly Membership Meeting

Following a brief business meeting, Caroll Scogin-Brincefield will present a program on the role of women in the Civil War. The Civil War was one of the most turbulent periods in America’s History. Texas had the role of a supply state for the Confederate cause because of the...

26th Annual Wendish Fest

September 28, 2014 Join us on Sunday, September 28th!  The 26th Annual Wendish Fest will be hosted by St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Texas Wendish Heritage Society at Serbin, Texas. Rev. Dr. David Zersen, President Emeritus of Concordia University Texas will be the guest preacher for both...

Now Available: New Research Results

Few people are more strongly associated with the Sorbian emigration movement of the 19th century than Jan Kilian. In 1854 the pastor, born in Doehlen in Upper Lusatia, left his home country for Texas where, along with a large number of fellow Sorb immigrants, he founded the colony...