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2014 Heritage Day Festival

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in events

Below is a video replay of the day’s presentations To read a transcript of Dr. Mueller Bahlke’s speech on Heritage Day you can download it HERE. An Annual Event Labor Day, the first Monday in September Ebenezer, Georgia 2980 Ebenezer Road (Highway 275), North of Rincon, Georgia A gathering to celebrate the Arrival in 1734 of the Salzburgers To the new colony of Georgia and their town site at Ebenezer. Date: Labor Day, Monday – September 1, 2014 To view the EVENTS & ACTIVITIES, click here. 2015 Winter Newsletter This year’s Heritage Day events include celebrating the 280th anniversary of our landing in Georgia at 11:00 AM in the Jerusalem church sanctuary. Our speaker for the program is Dr. Mueller Bahlke, (currently working on the letters of Johann Ernst Bergmann, the last pastor to Ebenezer from Germany). He will...

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Watch the Heritage Day Presentations Live

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 in events, featured

You can watch the events unfold live via Ustream as well as watch it later as we will be recording as well. Live streaming video by...

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Sipping Salzburger lemonade on Labor Day at Ebenezer

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in History

The Georgia Salzburgers will celebrate their history at the Heritage Day Festival on Labor Day, Sept. 1, where their ancestors built their homes on the Savannah River near Rincon. Two-hundred eighty years ago, they built their place of worship, Jerusalem Lutheran Church. The Heritage Day schedule opens at 9:30 a.m. with demonstrations, booths and crafts on the grounds. The Jerusalem Lutheran Church members and Georgia Salzburger Society members are working together to make this festival possible. An organ concert begins at 10:30 a.m. in Jerusalem Lutheran Church featuring period music by Trellene Metzger. The Georgia Salzburger Society will host their annual meeting at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Mueller-Bahlke, director of the Francke Foundation in Halle, Germany. He heads the organization that provided assistance and pastors for our Salzburgers beginning in 1773. Files of the foundation...

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2014 Heritage Day Festival

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in events, featured

2014 Heritage Day Events This year’s Heritage Day events include celebrating the 280th anniversary of our landing in Georgia at 11:00 AM in the Jerusalem church sanctuary. Our speaker for the program is Dr. Mueller Bahlke, (currently working on the letters of Johann Ernst Bergmann, the last pastor to Ebenezer from Germany).  He will speak on “Through your fatherly communication“ The Salzburger settlements in Ebenezer and the worldwide network of the Halle Pietism. Euchee (Yuchi) Indians Poster Contest The Museum will be open with the Market Platz as usual, along with the Loest Research Library for viewing. Membership tent is located next to the museum for sign in before the meeting and a table to help new members apply.  Dues can also be paid at that time. Various activities for children as usual will be located on the grounds....

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Honoring Martha O. Zeigler

Posted on Mar 15, 2014 in news

Martha Zeigler is retiring after 15 years as curator of the Georgia Salzburger Museum at Ebenezer. The Georgia Salzburger Society presented a Resolution of Thankfulness and a reception in her honor at its last board of directors meeting. She began in 1999 and the late Jan Stephens of Savannah became her assistant in 2000. Jan’s husband Roger assumed those responsibilities, working with Martha after Jan passed away. Martha was the daughter of the late Mary Eva Moore Oglesby and George Langford Oglesby. At age 3, Martha moved back to the family’s home county of Effingham. Shortly thereafter her father was murdered, leaving Martha’s mother, who was expecting her 13th child, to a monumental task of rearing the children. Of her siblings, only two survive today. No doubt her mother’s situation of learning to “make do” and hard work are...

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