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Winter Newsletter

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in news

          Click here to view or download a pdf of the Winter 2017 – January Newsletter Greetings to all, I hope this newsletter finds you in great health after the holidays (one small talent passed on by our ancestors is fantastic baking skills: pies, cakes/fruitcake, raisin breads, etc., plus sausage making but we seem to be missing a brewery). My thanks to all of you that supported the society by both gifts of resources, time and your talent this past year. The gifts to the main museum HVAC system and dehumidifier for the Loest Library are foundational and very much appreciated. Next up in priority are gifts for refurbishing the foundation to the Salzburger Haus. I also wish to mention we are a 501c3 organization and your gifts are tax deductible, plus you can leave an endowment gift at any time with the same tax benefits. Looking back, we had a very busy year. To mention a few below: First and foremost is our gratitude to everyone for assisting the successful reinstatement of Salzburger heritage in the Georgia Social Studies Core Curriculum. This endeavor took many months with much coordination plus the help of our members and representatives all over the state that stood up for keeping our importance to...

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Fall 2016 – November Newsletter

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in news

      Click here to view or download a pdf of the Fall 2016 – November Newsletter      Greetings to all,      I want to thank all of those who attended Heritage Day. Attendance was very large again this year continuing a large popularity trend for the past few years. We enjoy seeing so many people visit for our program, fellowship, food, lemonade and music.  The school invitation program is working very well by observing all the young ones running everywhere with a quick stop to play games, eat peach fritters, raisin bread, etc. If you were unable to attend this year, please put (Landing Day) March 11, 2017, and (Heritage Day) September 4, 2017, on your schedule.  We changed the meeting format to shorten the time you spend sitting in the wooden pews.  The church service is brief but appropriate, the meeting centers around the speaker.  Question and answers after adjournment is accomplished “conference style” with a poster session on each area (Museum, Property, Loest Library, grants, publishing, etc.)  I think we set a new record for a one-hour total worship/meeting time.  An accomplishment as we are known to talk, talk a while, and then some more… making sure all subjects are covered. This fall we once again hope to...

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GSS Museum Holiday Schedule

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in news

We will have our regular schedule, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, OPEN 3pm-5pm, until the week of Thanksgiving: CLOSED – Wed, Sat, Sun 23rd, 26th, 27th Nov. 2016 OPEN-Wed 30th Nov (3-5pm) OPEN – Sat, Sun 3rd & 4th Dec 2016 (3-5pm) OPEN Wed, Sat, Sun 7th, 10th, 11th Dec (3-5pm) OPEN Wed, Sat, Sun 14th, 17th, 18th Dec 3-5pm) CLOSED – Wed, Sat, Sun, 21st, 24th, 25th Dec 2016 CLOSED – Wed, Sat 28th & 31st Dec 2016 CLOSED...

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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...

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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...

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LOEST LIBRARY — SPECIAL HOURS FOR RESEARCH

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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2016 HERITAGE DAY POSTER CONTEST

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