The German Cultural Societies
Located in Orleans Square on Barnard Street is a beautiful fountain donated to the citizens of Savannah by the three German Societies serving the Savannah area.
The German Heritage Society
The Mission: To cherish the recollections of our heritage and the birthplace of ourselves and our forefathers. To promote good fellowship among Germans and their descendants. To encourage patriotic loyalty to and support of our city, state, and country. To perpetuate the culture, historical, linguistic and scientific influence of “Deutschland”. “The German Heritage Society of the City of Savannah, Georgia, the United States of America,” composed of native-born Germans, the sons, and grandsons, and great-grandsons of a German man or woman, or a direct lineal male descendant of a German man or woman is hereby established.
The German Friendly Society of Savannah GA
Conditions arising from the influx of new German immigrants led to the organization of the German Friendly Society of Savannah on July 26, 1837. Immigrants coming to this country, handicapped for a time by language, dissociated from relatives and family friends, were in need of some assurance that in time of illness or need they would have friends and financial support. Friendship was not reserved for times of ill-fortune alone. The promotion of social good feeling and fellowship came to be and has continued to be one of the fundamental objectives and attainments of the organization.
The Georgia Salzburger Society
The Georgia Salzburger Society was established in 1925. It has a membership of over seventeen hundred throughout the United States including some international members. The Society’s activities are organized around preserving the history and traditions of the early settlers of Old Ebenezer and New Ebenezer as well as genealogical research of the descendants of those original settlers.
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