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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...

Home and Farms in Klitten (since 1588) by Georg Alpermann

Texas Wends, especially those who trace their families back to Prussia, should consult Dr. Georg Alpermann’s book, Höfe und Bauern in Klitten (Homes and Farms In Klitten) for possible information about their own family. It identifies homes and farms in the villages of Klitten, Jahmen, Dürrbach, Kringelsdorf, Ölsa,...

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...

The Last Voyage of the Brig Reform

By 1853 many Old Lutherans had left Europe for Australia and the United States. This article tells the story of thirty-five Wends who had initially planned to go to Australia, but in July of 1853, changed their minds and instead sailed to Galveston, Texas.1 The thirty-five were the...

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...

Zombie Ideas

A working definition of the word zombie would be “the walking dead.” If such a being or beings could actually exist, I suppose there could also be zombie ideas. These would be ideas that are not valid and previously had been duly buried, but continue to emerge in...

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...