Becoming a member of The Texas Wendish Heritage Society assists our efforts to maintain the museum and provide educational opportunities for those who express an interest in the Wends.

The Texas Wendish Heritage Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. All dues and donations are 100% deductible for tax purposes for those who are U.S. residents. For those in other countries, please consult your tax advisor. As a nonprofit organization, our members are very important to us.

You membership helps to:

  • Maintain and protect donated artifacts of our Wendish ancestors.
  • Provide funds for various projects of the Society, including the annual Texas Wendish Festival and our participation at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Make genealogical materials available to those who are investigating their family history.
  • Promote development of this website.

Basic membership levels

Student $10.00

Individual $20.00

Couples $30.00

Museum endowment membership levels

Patron $35.00

Sponsor $50.00

Century $100.00

Silver $250.00

Museum Life Membership (may be paid over two years)

♥♥♥ $1,500.00

If you prefer you may join us by sending us your name(s), mailing address, phone number, email address, and Wendish family surnames along with a check or money order made payable to “TWHS” to:

Texas Wendish Heritage Society
1011 County Road 212
Giddings, Texas 78942-5940

Thank you for joining the growing number of Texas Wendish Heritage Society members. Your membership and support is greatly appreciated! Membership is January to December and renewal reminders are mailed to members in November of each year.
No membership cards are distributed. Admission to the museum is free by merely identifying yourself as a member.