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Texas Wendish Heritage Museum

1011 Cr 212, Giddings, TX 78942-5940
+1 979-366-2441
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Great Place to Learn about the Wends

I had never heard of the Wends, descendants from a group of Slavic tribes, until I was planning my... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2017
Joan W
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Green Valley, Arizona
FANTASTIC HISTORY SITE AND MUSEUM

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop here. The Wends came here as immigrants from Eastern Europe in the... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2016
albebuc
,
Brenham, Texas
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1011 Cr 212, Giddings, TX 78942-5940
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

I had never heard of the Wends, descendants from a group of Slavic tribes, until I was planning my recent visit to Texas so was anxious to stop here. I was the only visitor when I arrived on a rainy day so the volunteer on...More

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Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop here. The Wends came here as immigrants from Eastern Europe in the 1850s to Texas and established a number of communities, including this one. Famous for their Black (yes Black) Wedding Dresses, hand-loomed colorful clothing, and painted Easter Eggs. The...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

This place is not on the beaten path, but it is worth the trip. You will learn about yet another culture that makes this country great. Lovely items to explore and purchase. The art of blowing and painting real eggs is amazing. So beautiful.

2  Thank Anita L
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

This museum is all about the Wends who settled in Serbin, Texas, in 1854. I had never heard anything about them before I found the museum on the internet. I was looking for some interesting things to do while visiting the historic courthouses of Texas....More

1  Thank capitollover
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

Was greeted by very friendly people that could not wait to share all they had in the museum with us! Learned a lot about the history of the Wendish people and their genealogy. They went into great depth on all of their topics.

1  Thank bbqtexyumy
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Our entire family loved the experience. We loved learning about our heritage. Museum volunteer was incredibly knowledgeable and kept the kids interested. We can't wait to return for Wendish Fest!

1  Thank Famtravelstx
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great place to learn about a group I never knew excessed. Wendish women use to marry and black and be buried in white. Also they have extensive records if you are of Wendish decent and are trying to trace your ancestors.

2  Thank Carolyn J
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Reviewed April 11, 2016

We were on a wildflower tour and this was our last stop and our FAVORITE. You must visit the Painted Church on the grounds - breathtaking. Very interesting history of the Wend People and their immigration to the US from eastern Germany in mid-1800s. Staffed...More

1  Thank MrModu
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Reviewed March 9, 2016

We came with the express purpose of researching my wife's family - We got all of that and more. Joyce was extremely helpful and a wealth of knowledge, eager and willing to lend a hand and offer tips for further information. The comprehensive display of...More

2  Thank Ken H
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

We started (and you should too) at the museum, and finished at the church. At the museum you learn who the Wendish are, where they came from, when they came to Texas, and how they got here. I found it quite fascinating; these people came...More

2  Thank RedSand
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