Category: News

Remembering Dr. Joe Wilson

Dr. Joe Wilson made incredible contributions to uncovering our Wendish history, a story he discovered through his Wendish bride, Adele Herbrich. Our paths crossed in 1986 when Weldon Mersiovsky pointed me in Dr. Wilson’s direction for help in my own family research. He was a help to me...

President’s Message

Witaj! (Hello!) from the Wendish Museum! As we start to see the promise of cooler weather (finally!), and with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidaysjust around the corner, I give thanks for each and every one of our members and supporters. The Texas Wendish Heritage Society and Museum would...

President’s Message

Greetings from Serbin! It has been said that looking back helps one to understand where one is going. In the museum and heritage preservation business, we spend a lot of time looking back. “Looking back” is something I’ve certainly spent many hours doing over the past few years...

Note from the Executive Director

What a showcase we have for our many visitors and tours this Spring! The garden is full of beautiful blooms and even the schreck-kräuter survived the unusual winter cold. It is hard to grasp how cold it really was when we compare how our garden looks now in...

Bettie Bendewald & Sadie Claxton

Executive Director’s Corner

What a blessing to have so many volunteers in this past quarter who helped with our garden and the many, many important chores for Wendish Fest! We send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who assisted in any way! In addition, there are folks who were...

President’s Message

Witaj! (Hello!) from the Wendish Museum! As we slide headlong into the cooler fall weather, and with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays just around the corner, I give thanks for each and every one of our members and supporters. The Texas Wendish Heritage Society and Museum would not...

L-R Florence Krause Wright and Magdalene Krause Harris

In and Around the Museum

We recently announced plans for a special display honoring the Texas Wends who served in World War I. It was no small feat, but the display was completed in time for Wendish Fest. Included with the items on display are a uniform, helmet and gas mask that belonged...

Update on the Jan Kilian Room Project

We recently posted a letter from Pastor Benjamin Rehr and the congregation at Weigersdorf, Germany describing a project they were undertaking. With help from the congregation at Klitten, a room of the Weigersdorf parsonage was being transformed into the Jan Kilian Room – a climate-controlled space to house...

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...

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings from your Wendish Museum! We hope that you will have an opportunity to visit us soon and see the current displays and exhibits featuring Wendish folklore and historic Wendish artifacts. You will also appreciate the new kiosk that provides visitors with choices of videos to watch. Available...