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.
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The German Society celebrates 200 years of our Charter

Some past presidents of the German Society at the Anniversary Celebration on February 3, 2018, at Zion Church

Gerhard Meinzer is the Honoree
at the 2017 Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

Thursday Nov. 2, 2017, at the Free Mason Lodge in Cockeysville

Memorial Service on 11/11/2017 at the grave site of Henry Gunther, the last German-American killed in WWI

Schifferstadt Oktoberfest October 2017, pictures

German America Day, October 6, 2017
celebrated at the German-American Friendship Garden in Washington DC

plaque at friendship garden

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

German - American Day Proclamation 2017
by the president of the United States

Order your German Society apparel
Click on Team Apparel, Click on German Society of Maryland
1. All the items are custom ordered and made
2. Store will close on 2/18 and then all the orders will be made and shipped. Will take about 2 weeks after the store closes.
3. Sizing chart can be found on our site under Team Orders. Middle of the page.

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President Kurt Wittstadt at the 200th Anniversary Celebration, 2/3/18

More Pictures from the Anniversary Celebration

Awards Banquet Nov. 2, 2017
Banquet Program

More 2017 Banquet pictures

Gerhard Meinzer at the German-American Friendship Garden
Oct. 6, 2017

Student Awards presented 2017

Pictures from the Aberdeen Oktoberfest-September 2017

The Butt family visits the Krug Blacksmith Co.,
our 2007
at Open House, 2017


2016 banquet pictures

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

Pictures from the 2017 Picnic

2015 Awards more Banquet pictures

Some Pictures of Annual Meeting, April 2015

 2014 German Festivalpictures

Zwei deutsche Lebenswege zwischen Diktatur und Demokratie, a book by our long time board member, Armin Mruck with Hannelore Grimm

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

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

The Maryland Germans by Dieter Cunz

New edition with an introduction by
Dr. Randall Donaldson
Contact: nicholasfessenden

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