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Welcome to the Website of the German Society of Maryland
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Gerhard Meinzer will be the Honoree
at the 2017 Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

Thursday Nov. 2, 2017, 6:00 pm
at the Free Mason Lodge in Cockeysville, MD
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 Pictures from the 2017 Picnic

The Student Awards presented April 2017

All the student award winners, April 23, 2017, at Zion Church


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 2017

Amanda Scheffer, president of the MD/DC Metro Chapter of the AATG, welcomes the students and parents.

Hal Boland, president of the National AATG congratulates the students on their achievements.

Jan Eckendorf of the Cultural Section of the German Embassy offers his congratulations.

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

 2014 German Festivalpictures

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)