Happy 40th Anniversary! In 1976 a group of visionary German-Americans came together under the leadership of Pastor Hans Haug to form an organization that would recognize and honor the positive economic, political, scientific, social and cultural contributions Americans of German-speaking ancestry have made to the United States.
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® appreciates the support and cultural programming of our member clubs and organizations, which we are eager to highlight in this edition of GAHF Club Connect.
The German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ will be closed this Saturday, May 13th, as we are participating in the annual EU Open House. Visit us this Saturday at the Embassy of Germany and learn more about the cultures and traditions of France and Germany. We apologize for any inconvenience.
This past Sunday, my family and I spent the day at Hebron Lutheran Church in Madison, Virginia along with four hundred registered guests.  Hebron Lutheran Church is very special to Americans of German-speaking heritage – it is the oldest Lutheran church in continuous operation, and many of the attendees descended from the German colonists who married, baptized children, held funerals — and left records that have brought Americans spread across the continent back to their first church home in America.