Category: Events

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Report on the 46th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

The 2017 Folklife Festival, June 9-11 at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures, was held under beautiful blue skies, and the Wends were there! We served delicious food that included noodles from the TWHS kitchen thanks to Hattie and others, koch kaese sandwiches, barbecue chicken drumsticks with an...

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Olde Tyme Wendish Sunday

November 5, 2017, 10:00 am Our next membership day will be on Sunday, November 5, when we will hold an Olde Tyme Wendish Sunday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. November 5 is also All Saints Day, an appropriate day to gather together for food and fellowship and...

German Heritage Day Display Tables

German Heritage Day

On Sunday, March 12, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures hosted German Heritage Day. Several organizations were invited to attend and set up displays regarding their part of the German heritage of Texas. Among these were the Pioneer Museum of Fredericksburg, a San Antonio Volksmarsch group, a group...

46th Texas Folklife Festival card

46th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

The 46th Texas Folklife Festival will be held this year during June 9-11 on the grounds of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. TWHS will have a booth at the festival thanks to Ron Knippa with his family and many friends who do...

Serbin Homecoming Picnic

May 28, 2017. The 2017 Serbin Homecoming Picnic will be Sunday, May 28 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...

29th Annual Wendish Fest

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for Wendish Fest on Sunday, September 24. The event is just around the corner, and planning is already in full swing. Featured entertainers this year will be the Tuba Meisters, a group of four extremely talented musicians and singers from...

Membership Day – Sunday March 26, 2017

Don’t miss this day of food, fellowship, learning and fun for TWHS members and their families!!! Feel free to invite non members as your guest. Attendees may choose to participate for the entire day or choose activity times to accommodate their individual schedules. Bi annual Membership Days replace...

Strowe Nowe Lèto!

Membership Days 2017 to Feature Food, Fellowship and Fun! The Texas Wendish Heritage Society Board of Directors and members present for the November 20, 2016 membership meeting approved an amendment to TWHS by-laws to change the number of membership meetings from four per year to twice per year...

Walk-in Coffee and Bake Sale

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us at our annual Walk-in Coffee and Bake Sale to benefit the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum on Tuesday, February 14 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Giddings, across the street from the...

Stick Horse Races

Contest Winners – Wendish Fest 2016

Stick Horse Races 2 years: 1st place: Macy Sommerfield, 2nd place: Lily Vedadi, 3rd place: Riley Harkrider 3 years: 1st place: Maddox Wick, 2nd place: Ryan Jackson, 3rd place: Barrett Kirkwood 4 years: 1st place: Henry Kalmbach, 2nd place: Liam Kalmbach, 3rd place: Max Sommerfield 5 years: 1st...