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Dan Wilson Memorial Pavilion

Posted on Nov 16, 2020 in events, news

Groundbreaking   at Ebenezer – November 2020      The GSS fall board meeting was held November 14, 2020 in the Social Hall at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church. There were about 15 present including visitors. After the business meeting, the group moved out to the area between the church and the Fail House for the groundbreaking for the Dan Wilson Memorial Pavilion.      Dan Wilson III and his mother, along with Allen Kieffer, the contractor, Claudia Christiansen, GSS president, and the board members were excited to commemorate this long awaited...

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Posted on Mar 7, 2020 in events

On Saturday, the 14th of March, 2020, the Georgia Salzburger Society (GSS) will hold the annual Landing Day meeting at Ebenezer. All descendants of the Salzburger community and all friends are invited to Jerusalem Lutheran Church, at Ebenezer, to mark the 285th anniversary of the landing of the first transport of Salzburgers in Georgia. ☞ HISTORY FOR THE MARCH GATHERING ☜ “And we vowed to have a yearly thanksgiving in His honor, on which we would use our diary to bring back to their memories the trials of the wondrous Divine Guidance.” ~ Detailed Reports of the Salzburger Emigrants who settled in America, edited by Samuel Urlsperger, Volume I, page 55 ☞ SCHEDULE ☜ The annual Landing Day meeting is held on the Saturday closest to the 12th, and, in this 286th anniversary year, the meeting falls on Saturday...

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SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY 2020

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 in events

Antique and Vintage Aprons

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Heritage Day Festival 2019

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in events

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Landing Day 2019

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in events

The Landing Day celebration has been an annual event for many years. When the Salzburgers, protestant refugees, were exiled from β€œpresent day β€˜Austria’ ”, they compared their expulsion with the Israelites’ exile from Egypt. King George II of England heard of their plight, and he and the English Trustees of the Georgia colony extended an invitation to come and settle in the new world. It was a heartfelt sacrifice leaving their loved ones and homes never to see them again. Believing that God would supply their needs, they boarded ships for the new country knowing they would be able to worship the God they loved. They did this unselfish act so we, their descendants, could live in a country where we have religious freedom. General James Oglethorpe oversaw these transports and guided them during their settlement at Ebenezer. The...

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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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