Welcome to the German Society Website

Welcome to the Website of the German Society of Maryland
Anyone interested in learning about and preserving the German heritage in Maryland may join the Society.
Student membership is free, but fill out the form.
Membership Application

Annual Meeting
 Friday, April 21, 6:30 pm, Zion Lutheran Church

German Society Picnic

Sunday May 21st,12pm to Dusk
North Point State Park, Trolley Station pavilion
8400 North Point Rd, Edgemere, MD 21219

The MD/DC Metro Chapter of the AATG honors members of the German Society with Lifetime Service Awards, Dec 3,2016.

Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance: Nov. 6, 2016
To honor our distinguished 2016 Honoree
Shelley Dolch Arnold

German America Day, October 6, celebrated at the Friendship Garden in Washington, DC

October is German American Heritage Month!!

German American Heritage Month

plaque at friendship garden

The German-American Friendship Garden in Washington DC
Commemorates 300 years of German Immigration and Contributions to America and symbolizes the Friendship between the German and American People

German - American Day Proclamation 2016
by the president of the United States

The Maryland Germans, by Dieter Cunz
New edition with an introduction by
Dr. Randall Donaldson

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Student Awards presented 2016

Plaque showing the arrival of the first Germans in America in 1608.

Peter Krug, President, and Joanne Shephard, Vice President, of G. Krug and Son with German Society of Maryland Director Elizabeth K. Wittstadt and Vice President Kurt D. Wittstadt.

Blacksmith Travis Manar with Kurt D. Wittstadt II making iron tongs.

Awards Banquet Nov. 6, 2016


More 2016 banquet pictures

The 116th Annual German Festival, July 23-24
pictures from the festival

2015 Awards more Banquet pictures

Some Pictures of Annual Meeting, April 2015

Pictures from  German American Day 2013

 2014 German Festivalpictures

2013 German Festival Pictures

Senator Kathy Klausmeier and Delegate Susan Aumann receive German Society of Maryland medals for their help in getting October designated as German American Heritage Month.

A new book Zwei deutsche Lebenswege zwischen Diktatur und Demokratie by our vice president and long time board member, Armin Mruck with Hannelore Grimm, is now available.

Two Hundred Years: The German Society of Maryland
by Dr. Armin Mruck, 1983

Pioneers in Service
 by Klaus G. Wust: The History of the German Society of Maryland, 1783-1981

What happened to German-America? (New York Times)