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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....

Interior of St. Paul Lutheran Church

Tours

Plan to spend several hours in Serbin to see the exhibits in the Peter Building and St. Paul Building, see the Mertink and Kurio log cabins, stroll through the St. Paul cemetery, and visit the historic St. Paul Lutheran Church. We will happily schedule a group tour of...

Lehman Foundation Grant

Good News!!!  TWHS was recently awarded a grant from the Lehman Foundation to help fund a project to renovate and enlarge the Kilian Building, one of 5 buildings that comprise our Museum complex.  The Kilian Building houses the kitchen where noodles are made, and is also the space...

The Joys of Being Wendish, Festival and All

The New York Times recently published an article featuring the Texas Wendish Heritage Society. This article, written by Corrie MacLaggan for The Texas Tribune, is entitled The Joys of Being Wendish, Festival and All. Several festival attendees are briefly interviewed, including Evelyn Buchhorn, Russell Schwausch, Dwight Nitsche, George...

Membership Update

For 2013, we set a new membership record – reaching 1,157 members, which is the 11th time in 12 years that we have broken that record.  In 2001, we had only 395 members; now we have members from 40 U.S. states and 6 foreign countries.  Our dues are...

First Wendish History and Knowledge Extravaganza

Our sister-site, The Wendish Research Exchange, has dedicated a special section to coverage of 2013’s Wendish History and Knowledge Extravaganza. Be sure to view video of Dr. George Nielsen’s presentation. Presented on March 16th, 2013 in Serbin, Texas, the WHKE provided attendees with a plethora of educational opportunities in a...

Death on the Irish Sea

The optimism of the Wends as they left their European homeland for a new home in Texas was soon tempered by the recurrent deaths within their group. The first death took place in Hamburg on September 10 even before they boarded a ship. That death may not have...