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.
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2015 Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance
Honoring Christel Hilger van der Berg

 at The Valley Mansion, Hunt Valley, Maryland
November 14, 2015





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 2015
by the president of the United States

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


Student Awards presented 2015

2015 Awards more Banquet pictures


Awards Banquet 2014 pictures
Some Pictures of Annual Meeting, April 2015
Awards Banquet Pictures 2013 Honoring the Hans Schuler Family

Pictures from  German American Day 2013

 2014 German Festivalpictures

2013 German Festival Pictures

Pictures from 2012 Banquet honoring Ruck Funeral Homes


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)