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The Birthplace 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
Saturday, and Sunday
Open 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
or by appointment
Museum Curator – (912) 655-4555

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:    Claudia Christiansen   [email protected]

Vice President: Noble Boykin    [email protected]

Treasurer:    Francis Hutto   [email protected]

Secretary:    Linda B. Jones  [email protected]

Museum Curator:    Patsy Zeigler   [email protected]

Museum Assistant Curator:     Robert Peavy   [email protected]

Registrar:    Debra Herrin     [email protected]  

Assistant Registrar: Sandra Wingate   [email protected]

Parliamentarian:    Charlie Arnsdorff   [email protected]

Chaplain:    Pastor    [email protected]

Immediate Past President:    Henry Mingledorff    [email protected]

Administrative Assistant:  Jennifer Nash    [email protected]

Board of Directors

Until March 2020  Until March 2020
Until March 2021

Diane Holder
Anne Miller
Becky Morgan
Harold Schwanebeck

Emery Fennell


Mary Sue Kessler
Marty Edwards
Lisa Repasy
Leiston Shuman, Jr.
Joshua Zeigler

 Larry Bradham
Dan Wilson, III
Erika Bragg
Lena Ruth Nizzi
Linda Brannen

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]