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Invitation To German-American Day

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in news

Dear Friends, You are invited to this year’s German-American Day celebration on October 4th at 5:00 pm in Orleans Square. G-A Day is a national holiday honoring German culture and heritage. It specifically commemorates the first significant immigration of 13 German families to Philadelphia in 1683 and their founding of Germantown. INVITATION TO GERMAN AMERICAN DAY WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5 PM – 7 PM WHERE: Orleans Square, Savannah, GA German Beer, Wine, water and finger food will be provided Click HERE to RSVP Dress Code: Casual This year’s event will feature a speaker from Germany, Professor Christoph Meier-Siem, and a representative for the city of Savannah, Alderman Bill...

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Saving Grace The Show

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in news

“The Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church is located on the banks of the Savannah River about 30 miles above Savannah. The historic brick edifice is the oldest church building in Georgia and sometimes it is called the oldest public building in the state. The church was organized in Augsburg, Germany, in 1733 with the Reverend John Martin Bolzius and the Reverend Israel Christian Gronau as pastors. Both are buried in the church cemetery. The members had been exiled from their homes in Salzburg, Austria, and were looking for a place to live and worship. In England the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge sponsored their passage to the new world and the first ship arrived in Savannah on March 12, 1734. Saving Grace The Show – The story of Georgia through the eyes of its rural churches. Coming soon to Georgia Public Broadcasting.” #SavingGraceShow     Information From Saving Grace The...

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Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in news

LOEST LIBRARY — SPECIAL HOURS FOR RESEARCH  The Georgia Salzburger Society’s (GSS) Loest Library will be open for reseachers for extra hours during Labor Day Weekend: • Saturday, the 3rd of September, regular research hours of 3 PM to 5 PM (earlier hours by appointment), with an emphasis on genealogy and applications for GSS membership, and • Sunday, the 4th of September, extended research hours of 1 PM to 5 PM, with an emphasis on using early primary sources....

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Summer 2016 – July Newsletter

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in news

    Click here to view or download a pdf of the Summer 2016 – July Newsletter        Greetings to all, I am fresh off the ship (airplane) from a visit to Germany to stand where our ancestors Jerusalem Congregation was founded in Augsburg and the most gracious Franke Foundation. The trip was fantastic and I wish you all could have attended. We are putting together a powerpoint type program in the future for all of those...

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Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in featured, news

Our topic for 2016: PURRYSBURG AND EBENEZER —— Common Relationships —— Purpose of the Hinely Salzburger Poster Contest: To promote a greater appreciation for our rich cultural heritage. As in prior years, for 2016, the Hinely Salzburger Poster Contest will be judged on Creativity, Originality, Educational value, Historical accuracy and Neatness. The Poster Contest is open to all Salzburger descendants from 2nd Grade through Adults. Categories for the entrants are: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Senior H.S. &...

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Most Fab 2016 Awards

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in news

                  Effingham Living Magazine Most Fab 2016 Awards (at the Mars Theatre, Springfield, Tuesday Evening, 28 Jun 2016) We represented • Historic Ebenezer (Carolyn Arnsdorff and JohnRobert Peavy for Georgia Salzburger Society) and • Jerusalem Lutheran Church ( Mary Sue Kessler and Marty Talcott Hendrix); we received a certificate for each (the one for Ebenezer is part of this...

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Spring 2016 – May Newsletter Published

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 in news

    Click here to view or download a pdf of the Spring 2016 – May Newsletter        Greetings to all, I want to thank all of those who attended the Landing Day Meeting. There was not as many people this year as in the past and that meant more of the chicken rice soup served by the WELCA ladies of Jerusalem for me to eat. You really missed a treat as it was really, really good....

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Ga History Standards Update on Salzburgers

Posted on May 9, 2016 in featured, news

            The Salzburger history was added back to the standards for Georgia History on May 5, 2016. The standards will be posted for 30 days untilJune 3 and presented to the State Board of Education for adoption on June 9, 2016.  See reference memo at the end. Below is the link of the proposed changes, ours is on page 53, SS8H2, part c.  I have copied it below to save you time, but you can...

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