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The 3rd Annual Heritage Month

GAHM Joins Nation-Wide Effort to Highlight Immigrant Impact on History and Future of America

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ announced its support of the third-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists, and thought leaders to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants.

“As a first generation child of German parents, I recall my parents telling me how happy they were to legally immigrate to the United States in 1956,  where my Father worked for the DOD;  and how generous, friendly, and open many Americans were to my family when they first moved to New Jersey.” – Ronald Kosmahl, 1st Vice President.

GAHM members and supporters can get involved by submitting photographs, anecdotes, artwork, or other pieces of “immigration stories” to [email protected], by tweeting @GAHMuseum, or via Facebook post/message. Individuals are encouraged to use hashtags #ImmigrantHeritageMonth or #IHM2016. Some stories may be highlighted on GAHM’s social media pages.

Supporters are encouraged to connect with Immigrant Heritage Month through social media, visiting the Museum, or by becoming members of the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® For more information on the Foundation, its initiatives, and membership, please visit

Immigrant Heritage Month celebrates a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around the world and the ways in which America and the immigrants who have built our country are linked in a shared, productive history. Immigrant Heritage Month is organized by, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Learn more about the campaign and Immigrant Heritage Month by visiting