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We are pleased to announce that 2013-14 Scharath Wendish Heritage Scholarships were awarded to 26 students.  The scholarships were generously funded by Allan Marburger through the Fuchs-Marburger Charitable Trust.


Calendar of events



February 16, 2014
May 18, 2014
August 17, 2014
November 16, 2014

Quarterly membership meetings for 2014. 
2:00 p.m., Kilian Building, Museum complex


February 22, 2014
May 24, 2014
August 23, 2014
November 22, 2014
Family History Workshop, Peter Building
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
$15 per person or $25 per couple
Bring a sack lunch and your laptop, copy of your family tree or other records to help us help you. We can get you started in your family history search or help you solve a puzzle. Weldon Mersiovsky, who has more years' experience in genealogy than he cares to remember, will be here to help you find sources online or in our extensive genealogy library. For more information, please contact Weldon Mersiovsky at weldon@ecpi.com or 512-863-6418.
May 25, 2014
Serbin Homecoming Picnic, St. Paul Lutheran Church picnic grounds. Enjoy great barbecue, fellowship, and have a tour of the museum while you are here. For more information, contact St. Paul Lutheran Church at 979-366-9650.
June 7-8, 2014
Texas Folklife Festival, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio. Come see our booth at the festival and have a bowl of Wendish noodles!


September 28, 2014
Twenty-sixth Annual Wendish Fest
Museum complex and St. Paul picnic grounds in Serbin, Texas.



Newsletters
Selected articles from previous issues

Previous issues:

Membership Update
For 2013, we set a new membership record - reaching 1,157 members, which is the 11th time in 12 years that we have broken that record.  In 2001, we had only 395 members; now we have members from 40 U.S. states and 6 foreign countries.  Our dues are kept low to encourage people to join.  Twenty-five percent of our members are willing and able to join at higher membership levels, which is very beneficial to our museum.


Members are also generously contributing extra donations to help fund improvements to our museum buildings.  The projects we need to tackle next are to renovate the Kilian Building, install a new roof on the Peter Building, and install a sprinkler system in our Wendish courtyard garden.


If you are not already a member, consider joining!  You can pay your dues by mailing a check to the museum or by clicking on the Membership tab on this website to pay via Paypal.