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Heritage Day Festival


Heritage Day Festival 2018

Historic Ebenezer

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
9:30am – 3:00pm


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.

Explore your genealogy back to 1734 and listen to updated information on using DNA as a tool for researching your family tree. Our guest speaker will be professional genealogist, Margaret Waters of Orangeburg, SC and Savannah, GA.

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

Old Parsonage Exhibit
Salzburger Video (in Old Parsonage)
Salzburger House and Kitchen Exhibit
Museum and Shop (Sale Items)
Marktplatz Tent (Museum Sale)
Hinely Poster Contest

 11:00 AM Annual GSS Heritage Day Service & Meeting (in the Church)
Our Guest Speaker: Margaret Waters 

“Using DNA as a tool for researching your family tree.”

Family  Connection Tents

Families Represented

Arnsdorff  — Burgsteiner/Helmey (Heinlyl)/Hinely — Dusseign — Eischperger/Reidelsperger/Mackh (Mock)— Exley (Oechsele) —  Griner (Greiner) Morgan  — Neidlinger — Rahn — Zeagler (Zeigler)

Here Are Some Of The Booths For Heritage Day.

Bake Sale – Bar-B-Que Lunch – Basket Weaving –

Brats & Hotdogs – Chair Caning – Children’s Activities  –

Crocheting – Cheesestraws  – Family Tents –

Foods Booths – Fritters – Gourds – Hayride – Honey  –

 Lemonade – Marketplatz – Membership – Peanuts –

Petting Zoo – Rascel Graffics (Pictures And Notecards –

Registration – Salzburger Oven/Bread – Soap –

Syrup Making – Visit Ebenezer  – Jams & Jellies

RR=Restrooms behind the Museum and in the Social Hall

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