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Rev. Dr. Kirk Bridgers to speak on 500 years of the reformation

Posted on Aug 6, 2017 in events

The Georgia Salzburger Society is honored to welcome Rev. Dr. Kirk Bridgers as our featured speaker for the Heritage Day Program on Labor Day, September 4, 2017. A graduate of Newberry College and the Southern Seminary, Rev. Bridgers is a direct descendant of Georgia Salzburgers, Matthias Seckinger and Casper Waldhauer. He is a valued member of the Georgia Salzburger Society and Past President of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of GSS. Rev. Bridgers’ presentation will review the political, social, and theological climate of Germany and Austria at the point of Luther’s posting of The 95 Theses upon the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, October 31, 1517. Rev. Bridgers will present interesting facts and details of events leading to the tensions between the evangelical communities and Rome and the ultimate Divisions resulting in the 1731 Edict of Expulsion…….20,000,000 Salzburgers being...

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Landing Day 2017

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in events, featured

Landing Day Meal – 12:30 at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Please Notify Office by March 6 of Attendance Like last year, join us for a meal of “good rice soup” as was served to the first Salzburger Transport arriving in Savannah. Additionally, we will offer Brats, German potato salad, and desserts. The hearty chicken with rice soup and other items make a nice lunch before the meeting starts. To help plan, please send an email to [email protected] (or call 912-754-7001) the office with your number attending. What a great way to rekindle our ancestor links at our Landing Day celebration! Other Landing Day Info:  Dr. Candace Rausch to Speak on The Georgia Salzburger Society’s 2016 Heritage Trip You are invited to join the Georgia Salzburger Society for Landing Day, which will be held Saturday, March 11th at 2:00 PM,...

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Landing Day 2016

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in events, news

        Speaker Information:   Thomas Wülfing Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Southeastern United States Born April 21, 1958 Married to Janaina Wülfing, two daughters View Timeline Here ...

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IMMEDIATE NEED: Host Family For German Exchange Student

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in events, featured, news

  Dear Society members, The Teutonic Council of Savannah is asking the 3 German societies to provide assistance in the search for a host family for a 16-year-old female German exchange student from our sister city Halle. The T.C. has been trying to establish teacher-student exchanges with Halle for a year or so with the plan to start off with an exchange of teachers this year. The T.C. was recently informed by our partners in Halle that they have a student who would like to spend the coming school year in Savannah and that the student exchange was sponsored by a U.S. organization called ASSE, which would arrange the school placement in Savannah as soon as a host family is found. For further information about the student, please refer to the attachments with photos of her and her family and her CV. Any interested Savannah families...

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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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