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The Birthpplace of Effingham County


Located on the grounds of
Historic Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church
2980 Ebenezer Road
Georgia Highway 275
Rincon, Georgia 31326

Office Hours
Tuesday & Friday
9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
(912) 754-7001
E-mail: [email protected]

Museum Hours
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday
Open 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
or by appointment
Museum Curator – (912) 826-2237

Loest Research Library
Open- Saturdays 3PM to 5PM or by appointment.
Contact: Barbara Scott, Librarian
Cell # 912-660-1786
Email: [email protected]

An Affiliate Chapter of the
Georgia Historical Society



President: Gary Nizzi ([email protected])

Vice President: Henry Mingledorff

Secretary: Mary Sue Kessler ([email protected])

Treasurer: To Be Filled

Curator: Sheryl Howell ([email protected])

Assistant Curator: Patsy Zeigler ([email protected])

Registrar: Martha Lassiter

Parliamentarian: Charlie Arnsdorff

Chaplain: Rev. Dave Rassmussen, Interim

Immediate Past President:
Vince Exley

Board of Directors

Until March 2014
Until March 2015
Until March 2016
    • Claudia Christiansen

  • Philip Gnann

  • Henry Mingledorff

  • Barbara Scott

  • Josh Zeigler


    • Ruth Dostal

  • Libby Heidt

  • Ginger Kieffer

  • Gary Nizzi

  • Larry Zettler

    • Rev. Donald Hanberry

  • Jay Neurath

  • Rupert Seckinger

  • Rev. Katherine Sobey

  • Patsy Zeigler

Newsletter published quarterly:
January, April, July, October,
Send news and inquiries to:

Georgia Salzburger Society Office
at the address below.

Membership Dues
Annual: $25.00
Life: $250.00



Annual Meetings

Landing Day is held each year on the closest Saturday to March 12th at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ebenezer. This is a memorial celebration commemorating the landing of the First Salzburger Transport in Georgia, March 12, 1734. The annual business meeting and election of officers is also held at this time.

Heritage Day is the annual festival gathering or homecoming held each year on Labor Day, the first Monday in September. The main program and the Thanksgiving service are held at 11:00 o’clock in the morning in historic Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ebenezer.

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

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