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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 in featured, news

Download the full newsletter here.   March 12, 2018 marked the 284th anniversary (1734) of the landing of 37 Protestant families in Savannah, Georgia following their expulsion from Salzburg, Austria, by Prince-Archbishop Firmian. These Salzburgers, who finally settled 25 miles upstream in New Ebenezer, Georgia, are the progenitors of the oldest Austrian community on American soil. In anticipation of this important anniversary, the Director of the Austrian Embassy’s Press and Information Service, Thorsten Eisingerich, visited the Georgia Salzburger Museum, as well as the neighboring Jerusalem Lutheran Church in New Ebenezer (the oldest standing structure in Georgia) for a late-night viewing on Sunday, 25 Feb 2018, thanks to Museum Curator Patsy Zeigler. Calendar of Events for Rest of 2018 1 Aug 2018 Summer Newsletter Out 11 Aug /1-3 Board of Directors Mtg 1 Sep/3-5 Loest Library Open 2 Sep/3-5 Loest...

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Winter 2018 Newsletter

Posted on Feb 24, 2018 in featured, news

Download the full newsletter here. Landing Day 2018 The speaker this year is a Salzburger member, Steve Burke (left, in Redcoat Uniform, with Lee Smith). His research on the American Revolution in Georgia is extensive and the topic for his presentation will be “Life at Ebenezer during the British Occupation of the Town.” He will be assisted by Dess and Wilder Smith, as well as Lee Smith, all of whom are members and reenactors for Sons of the American Revolu-tion. They plan to describe the effects of the Revolutionary War on dai-ly living in Ebenezer and how after-effects of the war changed this com-munity, both economically and socially. The Effingham County High School Junior ROTC Color Guard and Corps of Cadets will conduct a formal Retreat as part of our Opening Ceremony this year, commencing at 1145. Note from...

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Dr. Christine Koch Presentation

Posted on Jan 18, 2018 in events

The Georgia Salzburgers are happy to welcome Dr. Christine Koch to Ebenezer. After many months of research, Christine will be sharing a portion of her recent findings from research contained in her doctoral thesis for completion of her degree of study at Paderborn University.

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in featured, news

Click here to download the full newsletter   THE PRESIDENT’S REPORT If you missed our 2017 Heritage Day Celebration you missed a Grand Event. VP Claudia Christensen and her crew did a fantastic job creating the Event. Only positive comments were given by those present. The hit of the activities was the demonstration by the Revolutionary War Reenactors. They had the youth and many adults marching around shouldering muskets and then demonstrating musket–firing during a mock battle. Many youths were repeat customers. It has been strongly requested that they be invited to return. The Church was nearly full for the Service Program. Thanks to Reverend Plonk for leading an inspiring service. Then, Reverend Bridgers presented an excellent program on the Reformation and its Impact on Salzburgers over the 500t years since the Reformation. He tied all parts together well....

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Landings Day Celebration….March 11, 2017

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in events

Large crowd enjoyed a wonderful day celebrating the landing of our fore fathers (First Transport of Salzburgers). Dr. Candace Rausch, a Georgia Salzburger Society/Greater Atlanta Chapter board member presented a program highlighting the events of the recent Georgia Salzburger Society trip to Germany. Prior to the meeting all enjoyed a delightful lunch in the church fellowship hall featuring the popular “good ole rice soup” (was served to the Salzburgers on the morning after arrival). (Photos from Landings Day...

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