The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® wishes you and all the fathers in your life a Happy Father’s Day!
Our Frühschopen, scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, has been canceled. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at our next Frühschoppen.
Due to scheduled maintenance, the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ is closed this Saturday, June 10th. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. The GAHM will re-open on Tuesday, June 13th.
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.
Pentecost, or Pfingsten as it is known in Germany, is a Christian holiday, commemorating the arrival of the Holy Spirit to the followers of Jesus Christ. Pfingsten is celebrated 49 days or seven weeks after Easter Sunday and ten days after Ascension Day. Therefore, it usually falls between the 10th of May and the 13th of June. Pentecost has roots in the Jewish holiday Shavuot, which is both a day of thanksgiving and a remembrance of the day on which Moses received the Ten Commandments from Mount Sinai, which is a central foundation narrative for all Abrahamic religions. While the Ten Commandments symbolizes the connection between God and his people, Pentecost celebrates the connection between God and his people in the form of the Holy Ghost, who told Jesus’s disciples to spread the message of Christianity. Since this marks the beginning of Christianity as an official religion for Christians, Pentecost is one of the most important Christian holidays.
The German-American Heritage Foundation (aka United German-American Committee of the USA, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 23-2033554), and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please remember GAHF in your estate plans.