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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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Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in news

LOEST LIBRARY — SPECIAL HOURS FOR RESEARCH  The Georgia Salzburger Society’s (GSS) Loest Library will be open for reseachers for extra hours during Labor Day Weekend: • Saturday, the 3rd of September, regular research hours of 3 PM to 5 PM (earlier hours by appointment), with an emphasis on genealogy and applications for GSS membership, and • Sunday, the 4th of September, extended research hours of 1 PM to 5 PM, with an emphasis on using early primary sources. • Monday, the 5th of September, during Heritage Day (Labor Day), the Loest Library will be available for viewing only (no Librarian will be available for research) during approximately 9:30-10:45 AM, and then 1-5 PM. The Loest Library is located upstairs in the Georgia Salzburger Society Museum. Between now and Labor Day Weekend, the Library will be open for researchers...

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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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