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Spring-Summer 2017 Newsletter

Posted on Aug 6, 2017 in featured, news

Click here to download the full newsletter Rev.Dr. Kirk Bridgers to speak on 500 years of the reformation and its impact upon the Salzburgers. 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. Georgia Salzburger Society’s 2016 Heritage Trip This article is to tell you about the most wonderful and moving trip to the Francke Foundations celebration from March 24-26, 2017. I represented the GSS for this celebration. This is part of a series of events during the...

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Winter Newsletter

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in news

          Click here to view or download a pdf of the Winter 2017 – January Newsletter Greetings to all, I hope this newsletter finds you in great health after the holidays (one small talent passed on by our ancestors is fantastic baking skills: pies, cakes/fruitcake, raisin breads, etc., plus sausage making but we seem to be missing a brewery). My thanks to all of you that supported the society by both gifts of resources, time and your talent this past year. The gifts to the main museum HVAC system and dehumidifier for the Loest Library are foundational and very much appreciated. Next up in priority are gifts for refurbishing the foundation to the Salzburger Haus. I also wish to mention we are a 501c3 organization and your gifts are tax deductible, plus you can leave...

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Fall 2016 – November Newsletter

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in news

      Click here to view or download a pdf of the Fall 2016 – November Newsletter      Greetings to all,      I want to thank all of those who attended Heritage Day. Attendance was very large again this year continuing a large popularity trend for the past few years. We enjoy seeing so many people visit for our program, fellowship, food, lemonade and music.  The school invitation program is working very well by observing all the young ones running everywhere with a quick stop to play games, eat peach fritters, raisin bread, etc. If you were unable to attend this year, please put (Landing Day) March 11, 2017, and (Heritage Day) September 4, 2017, on your schedule.  We changed the meeting format to shorten the time you spend sitting in the wooden pews.  The church...

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GSS Museum Holiday Schedule

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in news

We will have our regular schedule, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, OPEN 3pm-5pm, until the week of Thanksgiving: CLOSED – Wed, Sat, Sun 23rd, 26th, 27th Nov. 2016 OPEN-Wed 30th Nov (3-5pm) OPEN – Sat, Sun 3rd & 4th Dec 2016 (3-5pm) OPEN Wed, Sat, Sun 7th, 10th, 11th Dec (3-5pm) OPEN Wed, Sat, Sun 14th, 17th, 18th Dec 3-5pm) CLOSED – Wed, Sat, Sun, 21st, 24th, 25th Dec 2016 CLOSED – Wed, Sat 28th & 31st Dec 2016 CLOSED – Sun 1st Jan 2017 OPEN – Wed, Sat, Sun 4th, 7th, 8th January from 3pm-5pm (our regular Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday schedule resumes, 3pm-5pm) We wish you a Blessed Thanksgiving, A Merry Christmas, and A Happy New Year!  Georgia Salzburger Museum,...

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Invitation To German-American Day

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in news

Dear Friends, You are invited to this year’s German-American Day celebration on October 4th at 5:00 pm in Orleans Square. G-A Day is a national holiday honoring German culture and heritage. It specifically commemorates the first significant immigration of 13 German families to Philadelphia in 1683 and their founding of Germantown. INVITATION TO GERMAN AMERICAN DAY WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5 PM – 7 PM WHERE: Orleans Square, Savannah, GA German Beer, Wine, water and finger food will be provided Click HERE to RSVP Dress Code: Casual This year’s event will feature a speaker from Germany, Professor Christoph Meier-Siem, and a representative for the city of Savannah, Alderman Bill...

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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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