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26th Annual Wendish Fest

September 28, 2014 Join us on Sunday, September 28th!  The 26th Annual Wendish Fest will be hosted by St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Texas Wendish Heritage Society at Serbin, Texas. Rev. Dr. David Zersen, President Emeritus of Concordia University Texas will be the guest preacher for both...

Now Available: New Research Results

Few people are more strongly associated with the Sorbian emigration movement of the 19th century than Jan Kilian. In 1854 the pastor, born in Doehlen in Upper Lusatia, left his home country for Texas where, along with a large number of fellow Sorb immigrants, he founded the colony...

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program News

At the quarterly TWHS Board meeting held on July 19, the board voted unanimously to fund a Texas Wendish Heritage scholarship program for the 2014-15 school year. A maximum of six scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to students who are currently enrolled at a college, university,...

Family History Workshop

We are offering another chance for you to work on your own family history with expert guidance from Weldon Mersiovsky, who has many years’ experience in conducting genealogy research. Cost for the workshop is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Bring a sack lunch, your laptop, and...

26th Annual Wendish Fest

September 28, 2014 Wendish Fest is coming up! It is scheduled for Sunday, September 28 on the grounds of the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum and St. Paul Lutheran Church picnic grounds. The daylong event begins with church services at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 8:30 a.m. (English worship...

Serbin Homecoming Picnic

May 25, 2014 St. Paul Lutheran Church picnic grounds. Enjoy great barbecue, fellowship, and have a tour of the museum while you are here. For more information, contact St. Paul Lutheran Church at 979-366-9650.

Folklore of the German-Wends in Texas

On the morning of December 16, 1854, the immigration authorities at Galveston went out to meet the Ben Nevis, an English sailing ship, which had arrived in the harbor. On board they examined the papers and the physical condition of the five hundred some Wends who had come...

2014 Family History Workshops

February 22, 2014 May 24, 2014 August 23, 2014 November 22, 2014 Bring a sack lunch and your laptop, copy of your family tree or other records to help us help you. We can get you started in your family history search or help you solve a puzzle....