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46th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

The 46th Texas Folklife Festival will be held this year during June 9-11 on the grounds of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. TWHS will have a booth at the festival thanks to Ron Knippa with his family and many friends who do...

Serbin Homecoming Picnic

May 28, 2017. The 2017 Serbin Homecoming Picnic will be Sunday, May 28 on the picnic grounds of St. Paul Lutheran Church. It will be a fun day of worship, fellowship, and the best barbecue in town. Come early – before the barbecue is gone! The Museum will...

Museum Workday

May 27, 2017, 9:00 am A workday is scheduled for May 27, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Focus of the work will be on cleaning the grounds and buildings in preparation for the Serbin Homecoming Picnic. Let us know if you will be here so we can plan to...

In and Around the Museum

As the task of digitally archiving the museum’s holdings continues, other projects are in varying stages of completion, have recently begun, or continue on a regular basis. Work began in early January to build and install the new interactive display in the Peter Building. Red Arldt built and installed the shelving, cabinets and surround...

Youth in the News

Josie Muschel, a student at Clements High School in Sugar Land, recently took 1st place in the Doll Costume category at the Texas State German Contest. Her doll was dressed in a traditional Spreewald costume that includes skirt, blouse, shawl and headpiece. The part of the costume that...

Preserving a Culture

Students who applied for a 2016-17 Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship were asked to write an essay that cited an example of something from his or her knowledge of Wendish culture, background, or family heritage that is unique to the Wends. Each applicant was asked to describe how he/she...

TWHS’ 45th Anniversary as a Society

We want to encourage everyone to wear bonnets and hats to 2017 Wendish Fest to honor the five women who started our society. The women wore, made and sold bonnets in our Wendish booth at the Texas Folklife Festival. Many of you already have bonnets from your family...

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...