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

Society for the History of Germans in Maryland
"Mencken the German American: Outside, Looking in"
Sept. 29, at Zion Church, speaker Marion Rodgers
See the calendar for more information

Zion Church  is looking for ‘Host Families’ for a one night stay.
Join us for a choir concert featuring renowned choir, Kantorei Gross-Flottbek and then take a choirmember home. This church choir was founded in 1949 at the Gross-Flottbek Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Germany. The Choir will be visiting Baltimore and performing at Zion Church on October 24th at 7PM.
We are looking for families to take a choir member to their homes that evening (after a reception sponsored by the Bürgerverein and concluding at approximately 9:30PM) and bring them back to Zion the following morning, October 25th for the 9AM German service. You will need to provide breakfast. We need approximately 20 more families.
For information about the concert see If you can provide a warm and friendly home for one evening contact Zion, 410-727-3939

Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance
Nov.14,2015The Valley Mansion by Martins
6:00pm - 10:00pm, black tie event
To honor our distinguished 2015 Honoree
Christel van der Berg

Advertise in the Banquet Program 2015

2014 Awards Banquet, Nov.1, at Zion Church
Honoring Brigitte and Nick Fessenden




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 2014
by the president of the United States

Student Awards presented 2015

Some Pictures of Annual Meeting, April 2015

Summer Host Families needed for Towson Exchange Program.

Awards Banquet 2014 more pictures




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

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

The Maryland Germans, by Dieter Cunz, available at $20.00 each. Contact: nicholasfessenden@

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