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The Texas Wendish Renaissance

The Wendish language and the awareness of being Wendish were slowly dying in the minds of the descendants of the Wends who migrated to Texas. Rev. Herman Kilian wrote the last Wendish obituary on the occasion of the death of Emma Christiana Schubert on 15 May 1906. It...

Volunteer Corner

We happily say Witajće k’nam to our newest volunteer, Chloe Jane Graefe. Chloe is eleven, lives near the Museum and is a very willing worker! Chloe enjoys being here at the Museum and likes meeting & greeting our visitors while she learns more about the ways of the...

44th Annual Texas Folklife Festival, June 13-14, 2015

Thank you again to Ron Knippa and his group of volunteers for organizing and manning the Wendish booth at the annual Folklife Festival. Ron reported that while the final day was rather wet and rainy, all went well and the visitors had fun and certainly enjoyed eating the...

Prussian or Saxon (Part 2)

Prussia It was in 1817 that the Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm III, decreed the creation of a single church that merged the two Protestant faiths-Lutheran and Calvinist-although participation was voluntary. Compliance was anemic, and the king did little more than make the change at the garrison church in...

27th Annual Wendish Fest Schedule of Events

Featured entertainment this year will be the German-Sorbian Volkstheatre Bautzen and LaGrange High School German Club 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 27. Events are scheduled...

Floppy Dolls – The Funniest Troupe of the Lausitz

The Sorbian-German-Peruvian theater band “Floppy Dolls” is a rock, pop, funky and weird ensemble, all at the same time. Their program is entitled: The best band in the world on a world tour! The rock-pop-folk-country mix is as twisted, flashy and charming as the band itself. The Floppy...

Cowboy Tom or the Pants Pocket Adventure

A performance with puppets based on the Sorbian children’s book by Benno Budar – Stage version by Madleńka Šołćic On the last day of school, Jan draws a cowboy and puts the picture into his pocket. In the schoolyard, the Cowboy suddenly comes to life from the drawing....

27th Annual Wendish Fest

September 27, 2015 Serbin, Texas – at the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum Complex and historic St. Paul Lutheran Church – one of the Painted Churches of Texas. A fun, family oriented day featuring and offering traditional Wendish foods (including homemade Wendish noodles), folklife demonstrations & exhibits, competitions, children’s...

The Puppet Theatre at the German-Sorbian Volkstheater Bautzen

Founded in 1961 at the suggestion of the Domowina (Sorbian League), this organisation of Lusatian Sorbs is the puppet (marionette) stage of the “Serbske ludowe dźiwadło” (Sorbian People’s Theatre). Initially, it played marionettes for children, and had no permanent home. In 1963, the two Bautzen theaters unified into...

Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship Program (2015-2016)

We are pleased to announce the Texas Wendish Heritage Scholarship program sponsored by The Texas Wendish Heritage Society. Scholarships will be awarded in various increments according to funds raised by application submission deadline to students of Wendish descent who are currently enrolled in a trade school, college, or...