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29th Annual Wendish Fest

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for Wendish Fest on Sunday, September 24. The event is just around the corner, and planning is already in full swing. Featured entertainers this year will be the Tuba Meisters, a group of four extremely talented musicians and singers from...

Family History Workshop

May 6, 2017, 9:00 am The next Family History Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the museum. Weldon Mersiovsky will be on hand to assist with your research and answer all your questions. The registration fee is $15 per person or $25...

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year. The scholarship program was established to encourage students of Wendish descent to learn more about and develop an appreciation for their Wendish heritage. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade...

Freddie Zoch of Warda, Texas

Volunteer Corner

The Texas Wendish Heritage Society has been blessed throughout the years with many volunteers. Among those who willingly give of their time to help with our museum and many other important chores are some who continue to go above and beyond in their dedication to help us preserve...

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...

Membership Day – Sunday March 26, 2017

Don’t miss this day of food, fellowship, learning and fun for TWHS members and their families!!! Feel free to invite non members as your guest. Attendees may choose to participate for the entire day or choose activity times to accommodate their individual schedules. Bi annual Membership Days replace...

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program

The special fund drive for 2017 aims to raise funds for our Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship program. If you received a membership renewal letter last November, you also were given the opportunity to donate additional funds to the scholarship program along with your membership renewal. Many of our...

Museum Workday

A workday is scheduled for Saturday, February 25 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Projects to accomplish may include a general grounds clean-up or work on one of the log cabins. Bring your work gloves and join us!

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...