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Heritage Day Update 2020

Posted on Aug 16, 2020 in news

All GSS Membership, Friends and Family, Due to the ongoing issues with the Covid 19 outbreak, the GSS Board has met and determined that there is no feasible way to hold the Heritage Day Festival on Labor Day 2020.  The Governor’s guidelines in regard to crowd size, distancing, and the like simply make such an event nonfeasible at this time.  We also have a number of volunteers who usually assist at different stations at the festival, many of whom are over the age of 65 and have indicated they do not wish to attend this year due to health concerns.  As such, after much deliberation and discussion, it was determined that the festival, instead of being cancelled, will be deferred and rescheduled to coincide with the March 13, 2021, Landing Day Meeting.  The poster contest will also be deferred until that time. If plans change in regard to the planned March 13, 2021 event, we will keep membership posted in that regard as well. Noble Boykin Vice President and Chair of the 2020 Labor Day Committee...

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𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐃𝐀𝐘 March 14, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎

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...

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