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FOUNDED: 1783

Welcome to the German Society Website

Welcome to the Website of the German Society of Maryland
Anyone interested in learning about and preserving the German heritage in Maryland may join the Society.
Student membership is free, but fill out the form.
Membership Application

Advertise in the 2016 Banquet Program
Deadline October 19, 2016
Ad letter and form

Commemoration of the visit to Baltimore by the world’s
first commercial submarine, the U-Deutschland in 1916.

See the Maryland Historical Society site: http://www.mdhs.org
Event begins Sept 29, 2016.
Story of the U-Deutschland by Captain Brian Hope

Pamphlet about the U-Deutschland by the German Society

1916 article about the U-Deutschland in Die Abendschule - ein illustriertes Familienblatt


The 116th Annual German Festival, July 23-24
pictures from the festival


Student Award Winners at the 2016 Awards Ceremony, May 22,2016    More pictures


2015 Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance
Honoring Christel Hilger van der Berg

  November 14, 2015

banquet

Christel

 

October is German American Heritage Month!!

German American Heritage Month


plaque at friendship garden

The German-American Friendship Garden in Washington DC
Commemorates 300 years of German Immigration and Contributions to America and symbolizes the Friendship between the German and American People

German - American Day Proclamation 2015
by the president of the United States

The Maryland Germans, by Dieter Cunz
New edition with an introduction by
Dr. Randall Donaldson
Contact:nicholasfessenden@comcast.net


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Student Awards presented 2016

Sarah Ross, 2016 winner of the Summer Study Trip with Gerhard Meinzer

College award winners; Austin Bourgerie, Thomas Harris, Andrew Nixon, Jennifer Kahn

 

2015 Awards more Banquet pictures

Some Pictures of Annual Meeting, April 2015

Pictures from  German American Day 2013

 2014 German Festivalpictures

2013 German Festival Pictures

 

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Senator Kathy Klausmeier and Delegate Susan Aumann receive German Society of Maryland medals for their help in getting October designated as German American Heritage Month.

A new book Zwei deutsche Lebenswege zwischen Diktatur und Demokratie by our vice president and long time board member, Armin Mruck with Hannelore Grimm, is now available.

 

Two Hundred Years: The German Society of Maryland
by Dr. Armin Mruck, 1983


Pioneers in Service
 by Klaus G. Wust: The History of the German Society of Maryland, 1783-1981

What happened to German-America? (New York Times)