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Posted on Mar 7, 2020 in events

On Saturday, the 14th of March, 2020, the Georgia Salzburger Society (GSS) will hold the annual Landing Day meeting at Ebenezer. All descendants of the Salzburger community and all friends are invited to Jerusalem Lutheran Church, at Ebenezer, to mark the 285th anniversary of the landing of the first transport of Salzburgers in Georgia. ☞ HISTORY FOR THE MARCH GATHERING ☜ “And we vowed to have a yearly thanksgiving in His honor, on which we would use our diary to bring back to their memories the trials of the wondrous Divine Guidance.” ~ Detailed Reports of the Salzburger Emigrants who settled in America, edited by Samuel Urlsperger, Volume I, page 55 ☞ SCHEDULE ☜ The annual Landing Day meeting is held on the Saturday closest to the 12th, and, in this 286th anniversary year, the meeting falls on Saturday the 14th. ● Following the 11:30 “Greet and Reminisce,” we will gather at noon for a meal of ♨ Good Rice Soup ♨ in the Old Parsonage, to commemorate the Salzburgers’ first breakfast in Georgia. In addition to hearty chicken with rice soup, we will have bread, and deserts (donation of $5). We will then adjourn to the church. ● At 2 PM, our meeting begins in the church. The program includes a worship service,...

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Winter Newsletter 2020

Posted on Mar 7, 2020 in news

President’s Message 2020 Beginning a new decade is a new opportunity to expand the many important features of the Salzburger story. The first activity at Ebenezer for 2020 was the annual Super Museum Sunday, the day set aside by Georgia Historical Society to encourage visitation to various museums throughout the state of Georgia. The museum sites are free that day in order to give everyone access regardless of their budget. The GSS feature exhibit this year was the history of aprons. There were about 25 antique and vintage aprons from before 1950 on display. Did you know that Bethany was once a thriving farming community with families, a church and a school? Nothing remains now but the well-kept cemetery. It is located on private land and the owners have graciously given GSS access to the site for the occasion of Landing Day 2020. The guided tour, led by Norman Turner, is the second cemetery tour opportunity we have had recently. The Salzburger story has many facets, including respect for our ancestors and preserving their resting places in the locations near Ebenezer. Many new and exciting ideas are being developed to maintain the history of Salzburgers in Georgia. The next one will be   joining  Georgia Grown, a designation program promoting the history and connection to...

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Fall Newsletter 2019

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 in news

News from the President        LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020; A NEW DECADE OF SALZBURGER HISTORY      I will begin by expressing my gratitude to the members of the Georgia Salzburger Society for trusting me to lead and strive to preserve the goals and traditions of the organization. I also appreciate the encouragement and kind words supporting my efforts during the past year. The Landing Day meeting each year provides for a new beginning and renewal of dedicated volunteers. If...

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SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY 2020

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 in events

Antique and Vintage Aprons

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Heritage Day Festival 2019

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in events

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SPRING NEWSLETTER 2019

Posted on Mar 8, 2019 in news

  SpringNewsletter 2019 WB The annual Landing Day celebration is an important part of Salzburger History. Among the many reasons of importance, we recognize this opportunity to praise God for the unending plans and blessings He has granted throughout the years. From the very beginning of the Salzburgers’ exile and settlement in Georgia, the Salzburgers have taken time for worship and praise to God. Landing Day at Ebenezer is our reminder to stop and set aside some time to...

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Landing Day 2019

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in events

The Landing Day celebration has been an annual event for many years. When the Salzburgers, protestant refugees, were exiled from “present day ‘Austria’ ”, they compared their expulsion with the Israelites’ exile from Egypt. King George II of England heard of their plight, and he and the English Trustees of the Georgia colony extended an invitation to come and settle in the new world. It was a heartfelt sacrifice leaving their loved ones and homes never to see them...

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Winter Newsletter 2018

Posted on Feb 9, 2019 in news

President’s Message: Winter Newsletter 2019 publisher pdf GSS BEGINNING 285 YEARS OF SALZBURGERS IN GEORGIA Landing Day on March 9, 2019 begins the celebration of the 285th Anniversary of the arrival of the first transport of Salzburgers to Georgia and there is much to celebrate. Looking back, 2018 was a very active year for the Georgia Salzburger Society. Beginning in February, GSS had the distinction of enjoying a presentation by Christine Koch, a prolific researcher of all things GA...

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Georgia Salzburger Society
2980 Ebenezer Road
Georgia Highway 275
Rincon, GA 31326
912-754-7001
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