Georgia Salzburger Society

The Georgia Salzburger Society, headquartered in historic Ebenezer, Georgia, celebrates the history and heritage of the Georgia Salzburgers who emigrated and settled in Old Ebenezer and New Ebenezer.[2][3][4][5] It was established in 1925 as an independently operating genealogical and archaeological organization[6]

Ebenezer Townsite and Jerusalem Lutheran Church
Jerusalem Lutheran Church
LocationEffingham County, Georgia
Nearest cityRincon, Georgia / Springfield, Georgia
Coordinates32.376667°N 81.180833°W / 32.376667; -81.180833
Built1767
NRHP reference #74000674[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1974

The Society operates a research library and a living history museum housing an extensive collection of artifacts.[7] The museum is built on the site of the Ebenezer Orphanage, the first orphanage in the state of Georgia (1737).[8][9]

As of 2019, the Georgia Salzburger Society has over 1,700 members throughout the United States, as well as some international members.[10]

See also

References

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  4. Hannes Richter (2008-08-04). "The Georgia Salzburgers — Austrian Information". Austrianinformation.org. Archived from the original on 2019-03-27. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  5. "Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History". Archive.armstrong.edu. Archived from the original on 2015-10-13. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  6. "Georgia Salzburger Society records". Ghs.galileo.usg.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
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  9. "Museum of the Georgia Salzburger Society". Official Georgia Tourism & Travel Website | Explore Georgia.org. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  10. "Georgia Salzburger Society | Visit Ebenezer GA – Home of the Georgia Salzburger Society". visitebenezer.com. Archived from the original on 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
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