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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...

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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. • Monday, the 5th of September, during Heritage Day (Labor Day), the Loest Library will be available for viewing only (no Librarian will be available for research) during approximately 9:30-10:45 AM, and then 1-5 PM. The Loest Library is located upstairs in the Georgia Salzburger Society Museum. Between now and Labor Day Weekend, the Library will be open for researchers...

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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 with questions. 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. The soup...

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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. & College, Adult, and Senior Adult Research suggestions: This year’s program title is “The Purrysburg-Ebenezer Relationship.” The poster this year is on the relationship between Purrysburg and Ebenezer. The poster may include cultural, economic and personal links between the two settlements. Use of the “Loest Research Library” (located at the Museum) is highly encouraged to document information to develop the posters....

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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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