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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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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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Ga History Standards Update on Salzburgers

Posted on May 9, 2016 in featured, news

            The Salzburger history was added back to the standards for Georgia History on May 5, 2016. The standards will be posted for 30 days untilJune 3 and presented to the State Board of Education for adoption on June 9, 2016.  See reference memo at the end. Below is the link of the proposed changes, ours is on page 53, SS8H2, part c.  I have copied it below to save you time, but you can peruse the rest of the updates using the link below. SS8H2 Analyze the colonial period of Georgia’s history. Explain the importance of the Charter of 1732, including the reasons for settlement (philanthropy, economics, and defense). Analyze the relationship between James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove in establishing the city of Savannah at Yamacraw Bluff. Evaluate the role of diverse...

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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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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 seen in the photos. // Post by Visit...

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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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