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The Birthplace of Effingham County

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

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March 12, 2018 marked the 284th anniversary (1734) of the landing of 37 Protestant families in Savannah, Georgia following their expulsion from Salzburg, Austria, by Prince-Archbishop Firmian. These Salzburgers, who finally settled 25 miles upstream in New Ebenezer, Georgia, are the progenitors of the oldest Austrian community on American soil. In anticipation of this important anniversary, the Director of the Austrian Embassy’s Press and Information Service, Thorsten Eisingerich, visited the Georgia Salzburger Museum, as well as the neighboring Jerusalem Lutheran Church in New Ebenezer (the oldest standing structure in Georgia) for a late-night viewing on Sunday, 25 Feb 2018, thanks to Museum Curator Patsy Zeigler.

Calendar of Events for Rest of 2018

1 Aug 2018 Summer Newsletter Out

11 Aug /1-3 Board of Directors Mtg

1 Sep/3-5 Loest Library Open

2 Sep/3-5 Loest Library Open

3 Sep/9-3 Heritage Day Festival

TBA Oct Effingham Co Fair

TBA Nov Christkindlmarkt

8 Dec/1-3 Board of Directors Mtg