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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
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: Librarian, Dylan Mulligan

(912) 654-2454

Email:  [email protected]

An Affiliate Chapter of the
Georgia Historical Society


President: Noble Boykin    [email protected]

Vice President: Erika Bragg      [email protected]

Treasurer:  Jerry Groover    [email protected] 

Secretary:  Gaye Royal     [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]

Loest Research Libraria: Dylan Mulligan [email protected]

Assistant Loest Research Librarian: Tom Grovenstein   [email protected]

Parliamentarian:    Charlie Arnsdorff   [email protected]

Chaplain:    Pastor Richard Johnson     [email protected]

Immediate Past President: Claudia Christiansen   [email protected]

Administrative Assistant:  Jennifer Nash    [email protected]

Board of Directors

Until March 2024 Until March 2025
Until March 2026

Allison Bledsoe

Diane Holder

Becky Morgan

Sandra Wingate

Joshua Zeigler


Marty Edwards

Tom Grovenstein

Allen Kieffer

Anne Miller

Virginia Spano

Linda Brannen

Dot Cauley

Judy O’Neal

Jean Thomas

Dan Wilson, III

Newsletter published quarterly:

March, June, September, December

Send news and inquiries to:

Georgia Salzburger Society

2980 Ebenezer Road
Georgia Highway 275
Rincon, GA 31326

Membership Dues

Annual: $25.00

Life: $250.00

Children:  $10.00 up to the age of 18

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]