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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 Salzburger. In February, she came to Ebenezer and shared information from her work in progress for her thesis project, “The GA Salzburgers after Ebenezer”. On that same occasion, the descendants of the Third Salzburger Transport were recognized and presented with a small poster of the Transport list of names of families traveling together and arriving in GA on February 17,...

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Super Museum Sunday 2019

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in news

The GSS Museum will participate once again in The Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday. Last year we saw an increase in attendance touring Ebenezer on a Super Museum Sunday because we featured heirloom and vintage quilts on display throughout the buildings including Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, the old Salzburger House, and the Parsonage. You have probably visited the GSS museum before, but on 2/10/19 we plan to feature another one-of-a- kind collection in buildings throughout the grounds. Discussions and plans are in process for an exhibition of clothing from the GSS collections. Right now there are lots of things that are usually not out where the fabulous, intricate details or wonderful simplicity of historical era clothing can be seen daily. So Super Museum Sunday will be the opportunity to really see and appreciate some things from the GSS...

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German – American Day 2018

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in events

  Oom-pah-pa! Oom-pah-pa! The lively strains of authentic German music filled the ballroom at the Savannah Desoto Hotel as German families and friends gathered to enjoy German American Day. On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, the Teutonic Council sponsored a German Heritage Festival full of fellowship, education, and entertainment. The event was well received as everyone enjoyed various aspects of the German culture. German food and drinks allowed all to meet and greet while various entertainers kept the crowd engaged with the Oom-pah-pa band, soloists, and students from Garrison Elementary and Savannah Children’s choir, performed selections from the “Hansel and Gretel” opera. Several booths invited visitors to learn more about the culture and contributions of Germany to our American society. The booths included salt from the mines of Halle, German history here in Georgia, the German culture, and activities for...

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Heritage Day 2018 in Pictures

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in events

Toys: Walking on stilts  

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Fall Newletter 2018

Posted on Nov 24, 2018 in news

  The Salzburger Heritage Day Festival on Labor Day was a wonderful event this year. There were so many activities for the young and old. The family tents were a great way to meet and greet new relatives and share stories. The lemonade was awesome and taste so good and was free, “what a deal”. The church service and Margaret Waters who spoke on DNA as a tool for genealogy research, was a special highlight of the festival. Later in the day she held a workshop for persons interested in more in-depth aspects of DNA. The church service is always at 11:00 AM. So make a note for this to be your #1 thing to do next year. The old Salzburger farm house is worth taking a tour of, along with seeing the fabulous prints of the Salzburger exile...

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