Saturday, May 18, 2013
New Ulm Country Club, New Ulm
You are invited to attend the annual GBHS Spring meeting at the New Ulm
Country Club. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a social hour,
followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and our speaker at 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Wade Olsen grew up in St. Paul and spent many vacations on his grandparent's farm near New Ulm learning about his German-Bohemian ancestors. It was on this farm where his love of genealogy and strong interest in his heritage sprouted.
Wade's talk is titled Exploring German-Bohemian Culture. This presentation introduces German-Bohemian Culture and describes its unique characteristics. We'll introduce ideas of what culture is, how it is learned, shared, integrated, changes and adapts over time from outside influences.
This evening we'll describe and show examples of traditional rituals and celebrations such as weddings, funerals and holidays. Discuss some of the folklore carried down from the middle ages. Describe some of the traditional foods often enjoyed by generations today. In addition, we will talk about some of the products this lost culture once produced and thrived on. A few examples include lace making, beer brewing, glass making, and music.
Landjaeger Dinner Plate will be served. The cost will be $16.00.
Reservations must be received no later than May 13. Registration information will be mailed to members. If you have questions, contact Angie Portner, 507-359-2121.
GBHS Tour June 9-22 2013
The tour is on and there are still a few spaces available. If you are interested, download the tour brochure and contact Wade Olsen, Wade@wadesconnections.com.
Stories of German-Bohemians
Since 1984 the German-Bohemian Heritage Society has been dedicated to sharing the stories of German-Bohemians through programs and research. Over the last twenty plus years, our newsletters have covered personal stories, genealogical research, and historical perspectives on all aspects of German-Bohemian heritage and culture. For the first time, the best articles have been gathered in a single volume. This one-of-a-kind book has more than 400 pages of fascinating stories and information, making it the best single resource for learning more about German-Bohemians.
This book will be available on 5/18/13. Pre-order now and get the book for $29.95 including shipping. After May 18, the price will be $34.95. You can pick up your book at the annual May Social Dinner on May 18th or have it mailed to you. To pre-order, send your check to the German-Bohemian Heritage Society, P.O. Box 822, New Ulm, MN 56073. Members will receive an order form in the mail.