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Heritage Day Festival

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Historic Ebenezer

September 5th, 2016
9:30am – 3:00pm


Please join us in celebrating the 282nd anniversary of the Salzburgers’ Landing in Georgia.
Come out and enjoy a free day of activities while experiencing what life was like for the Georgia Salzburgers when they settled at Ebenezer nearly 300 years ago.
The traditional Market Platz will be open with exhibitions, demonstrations and crafts for both young and old.
Let the rich history, the music, famous Salzburger lemonade and traditional German food take you back in time.

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Arlin C. Migliazzo 11:00 at Jerusalem Lutheran Church Topic: Settlement of Purrysburg’s history through 1732-1865 and it’s Cultural Relationship with the Salzburgers at Ebenezer.

Traditional German Foods – Museum and Church Tours – Crafting Booths – Children’s Activities – Baked Goods – Kayak tours with Brian Cohen – Live Music – Historic Wares/Gifts – Quilting & Tatting Candle Making – Basket Weaving – BBQ Dinners – Watermelon – Salzburger Lemonade – Hay Rides – Honey & Jams – Ancestry Tracking

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Arts and crafts exhibits, demonstrations, food booths and vendors
will open at 9:30 and close at 3 PM, including
(most vendors will not have credit card transactions):

Salzburger Map Exhibit
Old Parsonage Exhibit
Salzburger Video (in Old Parsonage)
Salzburger House and Kitchen Exhibit
Museum and Shop (Sale Items)
Marktplatz Tent (Museum Sale)
Poster Contest
Historic Effingham (HES)
Rascal Graphics/Photos and More*
Crabettes (Musical Ensemble)*

Annual GSS Heritage Day Service & Meeting (in the Church)
Our Guest Speaker: Dr. Arlin C. Migliazzo, author of
To Make This Land Our Own –
Community, Identity, and Cultural Adaptation in
Purrysburg Township, South Carolina, 1732–1865

Petting Zoo
Various Children’s Activities*
Colonial Toys*
Cornhusk Dolls & Jams*
Period Music (Dulcimer)*

Bar-B-Que Lunch Plates and Desserts (in Social Hall, begins at 11:30 AM)
Brats and Hot Dogs, Chips (near picnic tables)
Bake Sale
Cast Iron Cooking
Lemonade Barrel (donations)

Butter Churning Demonstration*
Bread Making Demonstration*
Kraut and Jam Making*
Bee Keeping & Honey*
Jams & Jellies*
Cane Grinding
Syrup Making
Chair Caning
Tatting (Lacework)
Candle Making*

Boy Scouts Tent
Hayride Tour (10 AM & 2 PM)
New Ebenezer Retreat Center/Ebenezer Alive
Kayak Tours – Backwater Expeditions

*Additional Salzburger Fest activities not shown individually on the map
RR=Restrooms behind the Museum and in the Social Hall


Georgia Salzburger Society
2980 Ebenezer Road
Georgia Highway 275
Rincon, GA 31326
[email protected]

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