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Summer 2016 – July Newsletter

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in news

    Click here to view or download a pdf of the Summer 2016 – July Newsletter        Greetings to all, I am fresh off the ship (airplane) from a visit to Germany to stand where our ancestors Jerusalem Congregation was founded in Augsburg and the most gracious Franke Foundation. The trip was fantastic and I wish you all could have attended. We are putting together a powerpoint type program in the future for all of those with questions. I want to thank all of those who attended the Landing Day Meeting. There was not as many people this year as in the past and that meant more of the chicken rice soup served by the WELCA ladies of Jerusalem for me to eat. You really missed a treat as it was really, really good. The soup...

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2016 HERITAGE DAY POSTER CONTEST

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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Most Fab 2016 Awards

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 in news

                  Effingham Living Magazine Most Fab 2016 Awards (at the Mars Theatre, Springfield, Tuesday Evening, 28 Jun 2016) We represented • Historic Ebenezer (Carolyn Arnsdorff and JohnRobert Peavy for Georgia Salzburger Society) and • Jerusalem Lutheran Church ( Mary Sue Kessler and Marty Talcott Hendrix); we received a certificate for each (the one for Ebenezer is part of this...

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Spring 2016 – May Newsletter Published

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 in news

    Click here to view or download a pdf of the Spring 2016 – May Newsletter        Greetings to all, I want to thank all of those who attended the Landing Day Meeting. There was not as many people this year as in the past and that meant more of the chicken rice soup served by the WELCA ladies of Jerusalem for me to eat. You really missed a treat as it was really, really good. The soup is a good addition to have a quick easy lunch before the meeting that I hope becomes a tradition. If our ancestors first soup meal was as tasty as ours I can under- stand why they stayed. As an update on the Georgia History Core Standards, it appears we were successful in getting the word “Salzburgers” back in...

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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. https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/meetings/TempFolder/Meetings/Social%20Studies%20Georgia%20Standards%20of%20Excellence_710991iingtzx0bchqmyz05pkgacrg.pdf#page53 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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The President’s Report – Spring 2016

Posted on Mar 18, 2016 in news

              The celebration of Heritage Day on September 7th had more children and adults than I can remember in attendance. It was certainly one of our largest in attendance ever. Nothing brings more pride than having groups of people celebrating, observing and learning about our ancestors. I most enjoyed all the children having such a great time. It reminded me of when I was young with all my friends running all over the grounds, through the cemeteries, woods and wherever we could go. If you were not able to attend you missed a great get-together. The brief service was really moving with two homilies presenting perspectives on our ancestor’s grit and determination. This included an observance of how Christian persecution is happening in the Middle East (Syria region) today. A revelation of how an entire church body was murdered except for the minister who continues to serve...

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