Category: News

In and Around the Museum

As the task of digitally archiving the museum’s holdings continues, other projects are in varying stages of completion, have recently begun, or continue on a regular basis. Work began in early January to build and install the new interactive display in the Peter Building. Red Arldt built and installed the shelving, cabinets and surround...

Youth in the News

Josie Muschel, a student at Clements High School in Sugar Land, recently took 1st place in the Doll Costume category at the Texas State German Contest. Her doll was dressed in a traditional Spreewald costume that includes skirt, blouse, shawl and headpiece. The part of the costume that...

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...

Note from the Executive Director

Folks love to hear about the Wends and we love to tell the story! Numerous organizations invite TWHS to have an exhibit during their annual conferences, special events, meetings, etc. We are invited to provide demonstrations and presentations about Wendish history and culture for various groups, and luckily...

Union Pacific Grant Photo

President’s Message

“Wón njeje tu – Wón žiwy je!” “He is not here – He is alive!” We wish you a blessed Easter season. After an extremely short winter season – temperature-wise – spring is in full swing and we are busy hosting tour groups and visitors. In addition, numerous...

Amelie Boerger gets a visit from Rumplich

In and Around the Museum

As announced in the last issue of our newsletter, we were awarded a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation to support the development of a collection of visual media for an interactive display that will be installed in the Peter Building. Since receiving the award, we have purchased a tablet...

Note from the Executive Director

Blessings to y’all for 2017! We are starting off to another great year here at the museum. Typically visitation is down during the holidays but we have enjoyed a steady stream of folks coming to see what we are all about. Part of this attention is coming from publications such...

President’s Message

Strowe Nowe Lĕto! (Happy New Year)! It is hard to believe that 2016 is already behind us and another year has begun. What seems to me to have been just yesterday was really one year ago, when most of 2016 was still in the future. As we moved through 2016, we were...

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...

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...