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  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 nondenominational, nonpolitical 501[c] nonprofit 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 usually the first or second 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 remaining events scheduled for 2019 is shown below. Events for 2020 will be added as soon as those dates are determined.
The membership of BVCHS invites you to join the chapter and become a part of the activities and fun times.
Click on the Menu tabs at the upper left and “Czech Out” what the BVCHS is about.