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

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

Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance: Nov. 6, 2016

The Valley Mansion by Martins
Sunday evening, Nov. 6, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, black tie event

To honor our distinguished 2016 Honoree Shelley Arnold
Invite to the 2016 banquet
reply card

Advertise in the 2016 Banquet Program
Deadline October 19, 2016
Ad letter and form

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

Student Award Winners at the 2016 Awards Ceremony, May 22,2016    More pictures

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

  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

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Student Awards presented 2016

Sarah Ross, 2016 winner of the Summer Study Trip with Gerhard Meinzer

College award winners; Austin Bourgerie, Thomas Harris, Andrew Nixon, Jennifer Kahn


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)