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Fall Newsletter 2019

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 in news

News from the President        LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020; A NEW DECADE OF SALZBURGER HISTORY      I will begin by expressing my gratitude to the members of the Georgia Salzburger Society for trusting me to lead and strive to preserve the goals and traditions of the organization. I also appreciate the encouragement and kind words supporting my efforts during the past year. The Landing Day meeting each year provides for a new beginning and renewal of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in serving as an officer or member of the GSS Board, please contact the nominating          committee (912-754-7001) and attend the Landing Day business meeting.     We cannot take our Heritage for granted.  Each one of us can do something to help maintain some aspect of the responsibilities we have to preserve the future of GSS and the...

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SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY 2020

Posted on Feb 4, 2020 in events

Antique and Vintage Aprons

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Heritage Day Festival 2019

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in events

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SPRING NEWSLETTER 2019

Posted on Mar 8, 2019 in news

  SpringNewsletter 2019 WB The annual Landing Day celebration is an important part of Salzburger History. Among the many reasons of importance, we recognize this opportunity to praise God for the unending plans and blessings He has granted throughout the years. From the very beginning of the Salzburgers’ exile and settlement in Georgia, the Salzburgers have taken time for worship and praise to God. Landing Day at Ebenezer is our reminder to stop and set aside some time to remember, to honor and to appreciate those who have built the beginnings of our Georgia Salzburger heritage that we know today. The first Annual Meeting of the Georgia Salzburger Society was held on March 12th, 1926 (March 12th, being the Anniversary of the arrival in 1734 of the Salzburgers in Georgia). The meeting was held at the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran...

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Landing Day 2019

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in events

The Landing Day celebration has been an annual event for many years. When the Salzburgers, protestant refugees, were exiled from “present day ‘Austria’ ”, they compared their expulsion with the Israelites’ exile from Egypt. King George II of England heard of their plight, and he and the English Trustees of the Georgia colony extended an invitation to come and settle in the new world. It was a heartfelt sacrifice leaving their loved ones and homes never to see them again. Believing that God would supply their needs, they boarded ships for the new country knowing they would be able to worship the God they loved. They did this unselfish act so we, their descendants, could live in a country where we have religious freedom. General James Oglethorpe oversaw these transports and guided them during their settlement at Ebenezer. The...

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