Tagged: Heritage

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...

Gruetzners Come to Texas

Prologue A man and his small family exit the carriage that has transported them from the train station to the Hamburg American shipping company’s pier in the port of Hamburg. As they huddle together against the cold wind coming off the Elbe River, they gaze at the steamship...

Family History Workshop

November 19, 2016, 2:00 pm The next chance for you to work on your own family history with expert guidance from Weldon Mersiovsky will be on Saturday, November 19 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Peter Building at the museum complex. Cost for the workshop is $15 per...

The Household of Faith

Helping fellow members of the faith has a long history with the Texas Wends. Both German and Wendish newspaper articles that reported the departure of the 1854 migration from the Bautzen train station also stated that the poorer immigrants received financial support from those who were well-to-do. And...

Andrew Urban, Builder and Craftsman

Andrew (Andreas) Urban, A Wendish Craftsman Introduction by Dr. George Nielsen, Special Features Editor One aspect of Wendish life that is generally ignored in Wendish studies is the daily activity of making a living. While most Wends took up farming, there were also some who became craftsmen. One...

Family History Workshop

We are offering another chance for you to work on your own family history with expert guidance from Weldon Mersiovsky, who has many years’ experience in conducting genealogy research. Cost for the workshop is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Bring a sack lunch, your laptop, and...

45th Annual Texas Folklife Festival

The 45th Texas Folklife Festival will be held this year during June 10-12 on the grounds of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. According to David Goeke, a TWHS member who lives in San Antonio, has volunteered at the TWHS booth for many...

Family History Workshop

The next Family History Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 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 per couple, which...

Family History Workshop

The next chance for you to work on your own family history with expert guidance from Weldon Mersiovsky will be on Saturday, November 21 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Peter Building at the museum complex. Cost for the workshop is $15 per person or $25 per couple....