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2015 Heritage Day

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in events

We have some great things planned for the 2015 Heritage Day Festival on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th, 2015 from 10am – 3pm. Fill out the form below to be notified when we have more information:...

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2014 Heritage Day Events Succesful

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in events, news

This year’s Heritage Day events included celebrating the 280 th anniversary of our landing in Georgia at 11:00 AM in the Jerusalem church sanctuary.  The speaker this year was Dr. Thomas Mueller-Bahlke, (currently working on the letters of Johann Ernst Bergmann, the last pastor to Ebenezer from Germany). We also had Euchee (Yuchi) Indians present and many entrants in the Poster Contest. The Market Platz and Museum were enjoyed by many, along with the Loest Research Library that was open for viewing. We had a Membership tent located next to the museum for sign-in before the meeting and a table to help those wishing to join the GSS with their application. Membership dues were also collected at that time from those wishing to pay their outstanding 2014 dues. Various activities for the children were available, as usual on the...

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Proclamation recognizing October 6th, 2014 as “German-American Day”

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in events, featured, news

Bill Mintz, representing the German Friendly Society (Blue Shirt), David Mason , representing the German Heritage Society (Tan Coat), Dr. James Anderson, of Armstrong college, representing the Greater Savannah International Alliance (Dark Coat), Claudia Christiansen, representing the Georgia Salzburger Society, Alderman Mary Ellen Sprague, representing the Mayor and city council. At the meeting of the Savannah Mayor and Alderman on October 2, 2014, alderman Mary Ellen Sorague, representing Mayor Edna Jackson, read a proclamation recognizing October 6th, 2014 as “German-American Day”. We were presented a framed copy of the proclamation.as seen in the photos. // Post by Visit...

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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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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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