Come Join the Brazos Valley Czech Heritage Society!

 

The Brazos Valley Czech Heritage Society (BVCHS) was established June 23, 1997.  From its start with 13 charter members, BVCHS membership has blossomed to about 120 adults and youth at the end of 2018 and continues to grow and thrive.

 

BVCHS owes its existence to the parent organization, The Czech Heritage Society of Texas, which was founded October 30, 1982, in Taylor, Texas, at SPJST Lodge No. 29.  Thirty-two [32] members were present at that meeting, called by the Society's founder, the late Albert J. Blaha.

 

The Czech Heritage Society of Texas is a non-denominational, non-profit 501[c][3] organization, administered entirely by volunteers, as are all of its 15 member chapters.

 

The mission of BVCHS is to preserve, promote, and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of all Texans of Czech, Moravian, Silesian, and Slovakian ancestry and pass that on to future generations.  The mission is facilitated by bringing people together primarily through social activities incorporating genealogy, history, language, and music.

 

Members of BVCHS are available to assist people in locating their Czech ancestors and documenting their family histories for future generations.

 

Activities that the BVCHS has hosted to promote the cultural heritage of its members include Czech Kolache and Bread Baking Classes, Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras Dances, Czech Cuisine Day, Czech Easter Egg Decorating Classes, Game Nights and Socials, Chapter Meetings, and Czech Movie Nights.

 

BVCHS also sponsors Czech Language Classes in the spring and fall semesters, a Fall Czech Celebration the second Sunday in October, a Chapter Christmas Party the first weekend of December, and the chapter participates in Brazos Valley Worldfest each year.  

 

The Photo Gallery below highlights the announcement for the upcoming 17th annual Miss Texas Czech-Slovak Queen Pageant sponsored by The Czech Heritage Society of Texas and this year being hosted by BVCHS.  Also shown is a collage of photos of the 2018 Queen Pageant, taken from the Summer 2018 edition of the Cesky  Hlas [The Czech Voice], which is published three times a year by The Czech Heritage of Texas.

 

A listing of all remaining events scheduled for 2019 are shown below.

 

The membership of BVCHS invites you to join the chapter and become a part of the activities and fun times.

 

Click on the Menu tab at the upper left and “Czech Out” what else the BVCHS is all about.

 

Events

June 3, 2019 Summer Czech Language Class

05/21/2019 18:59
Summer Czech Language Class will begin Monday, June 3, 2019.  Classes are informal and held at a dining venue in town usually at Cracker Barrell, beginning at 7:00 PM and lasting about an hour and a half.  Tomas Pansky will be the instructor for the class.   Dining is an option...

September 15, 2019 Chapter Meeting

02/03/2018 00:00
A chapter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Activity Center, beginning at 2:00 pm.

October 13, 2019 Fall Czech Celebration

02/02/2018 19:22
A Fall Czech Celebration will be held on October 13, 2019, at the St. Joseph Parish Activity Center [PAC].  Two Polka Masses will be sung at St. Joseph Catholic Church in the morning, for anyone who wants to attend.  The Taylor Czech Chorus will sing at both Masses.  A catered dinner...

November 3, 2019 Chapter Meeting

02/01/2018 19:31
A chapter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Activity Center, beginning at 2:00 pm.

December 8, 2019 Chapter Christmas Party

02/01/2018 07:16
A Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the St. Joseph Parish Activity Center.  The party will inlude a catered dinner followed by a short inspirational program and special musical performances by chapter members including singing of Christmas carols in English...