visit ahsgr


Please visit the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Cultural Heritage Research Center in Lincoln, Nebraska!

Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Guided Tour Schedule:
We run daily tours of all outbuildings (Mon. - Fri.) at 2 p.m. Tours for large groups can be scheduled ahead of time. To schedule a tour contact Gail Gingrich at or call 402-474-3363 ext. 12.
  AHSGR Bookstore and Gift Shop, Exhibits,  Administrative Offices:

The All-Faiths Chapel, built by AHSGR in recognition of the strong religious convictions of Germans from Russia. This chapel houses the furnishings from the historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Denver (Globeville), Colorado, which were donated to the Society in 1980 when this church disbanded. St. Paul’s was active from 1905 to 1980 with membership comprised predominately of Germans from Russia.


631 D Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, in the South Bottoms Historic District across from Cooper Park, Lincoln's oldest city park.

  The Summer Kitchen, a replica built by AHSGR, represents this common element of the German-Russian household both in Russia and Lincoln, Nebraska from the late 1880s to early 1900s.
For directions to the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Cultural Heritage Research Center (AHSGR), please call 402-474-3363 or e-mail or click on the map above.   The Small One-Stanchion Barn once stood behind the Amen house and accommodated the family's cow and chickens. This barn is now located near the General Store and Blacksmith’s shop.


The Jake Sinner Headquarters Building:

The Emma Schwabenland Haynes Library, named in remembrance of Mrs. Haynes, a translator during the Nuremberg Trials, an outstanding researcher and author whose tireless efforts in the early days of the Society assured the creation and continuance of its library.


The General Store
houses exhibits of items one might have found in the local German-Russian grocery store in the early decades of the twentieth century.
The Arthur E. Flegel Genealogical Center, named for Mr. Arthur Flegel of Menlo Park, California, who, more than anyone was responsible for gathering and establishing the research files that make up the Genealogical Center. Mr. Flegel, a professional genealogist, is a founding member of AHSGR and has served the Society in many capacities, including President.   The Robert Kincade Blacksmith's Shop is typical of a blacksmith shop one would have found in the German-Russian neighborhoods of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Ruth Amen Board Room, named in honor of Miss Amen, the Society’s first Executive Director (1978-1989). Her dedication and energy were among the principal factors supporting the growth of the Society during its first twenty-five years.