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Galveston Heritage Festival

2016 Galveston Heritage Festival

The Galveston Historical Foundation celebrated its rich heritage with the second annual Galveston Heritage Festival, which recognized the people and cultures that came to Galveston in the 1800’s and beyond. Known as the “Ellis Island of the West,” Galveston’s port was the point of entry for many immigrants...

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings! What a busy quarter we have had with visitors and events! We continue to have a significant number of tour groups – most requesting a meal (sausage, sauerkraut, homemade noodles, etc.), which is a real treat for them! Noodle sales are brisk and are anticipated to continue...

President’s Message

It’s finally October and the fall season has arrived! We’ve been busy around the museum the past three months. Along with planning and preparation for Wendish Fest, we’ve also hosted numerous visitors and tour groups and attended meetings and conferences. Joyce Bise and Raymond and Sandra Matthijetz represented...

Note from the Executive Director

Happy summer everyone – No doubt it’s here! Thankfully the rains soaked everything so we haven’t lost the beauty in our garden. Lilies and roses are still blooming. This year brought an abundance of Schreck-Kräuter, which tells a popular story for visitors. A visitor from 2015 called the...

President’s Message

Seems we’ve slid headfirst into the dog days of summer after a longer-than-usual spring season that also brought rain by the bucket-loads. Those who operate hay cutters and balers in Lee County have been very busy lately cutting and baling what is reported to be a bumper crop....

Note from the Executive Director

With another great Wendish Fest in the books, we move on with other exciting things. During the next quarter we will prepare for the holidays, welcome four new volunteers, continue fall gardening, host around a dozen tours, partner with tourism professionals to offer overnight tour packages for the...

Note from the Executive Director

Hi There! We are having a wonderful summer here at the Museum with visitors flocking to Serbin to see us! We are also having a great number of tour groups – most request a meal (sausage, sauerkraut, homemade noodles, etc.) which is a real treat for them! Noodle...

Note from the Executive Director

Spring has sprung! The abundance of green grass, tree blossoms and wildflowers in the countryside, along with our heritage garden are a breathtaking sight to welcome visitors and volunteers. Not only have we been blessed with these beautiful sights, we have also been blessed with record numbers of visitors and support...