Brick Garden Landscaping Completed!

The beautification of the brick garden in front of the Heritage Center in Lincoln, Nebraska is complete! We’re excited to have a beautiful campus focal point and to provide a peaceful and comfortable space for our visitors to …

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New Video Library

The AHSGR website now has a video library, making it easier to search and view content all in one place. You can search by topic through over 80 videos, and new videos are added monthly. Some …

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New Audio Resource: The Ausseidler Collection

The AHSGR proudly announces that almost sixteen hours of audio recordings from the Aussiedler Collection are now available through our website. In the early 1990s, a former AHSGR Executive Director travelled to Germany to interview …

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Now Accepting 2024 Award Nominations

AHSGR Distinguished Service Award (DSA)
The AHSGR Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is an all-Society award, the highest and most prestigious award the Society can bestow upon a member. The award honors and celebrates the exceptional …

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Now Hiring: Publications Coordinator


The mission of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) is to discover, collect, preserve, and share the history, cultural heritage, and genealogical legacy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian …

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Convention Presentation Proposals Due Jan. 31

The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia announces a request for presentations for our 54th Annual Convention: From the Steppes to Our Tables, from August 7 to 9, 2024 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The presentations are …

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New Publication!

“Orchards on the Steppes: Life in a Black Sea German Village” by William Ridinger

From the Foreword:
“While some of the experiences of my father can be found in archival documents… much of my information was …

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Let’s Celebrate our Exceptional Volunteers

We need your input to help us to honor the excellent and incomparable service of a volunteer. Volunteers are the life of our organization, and we want to recognize their good deeds.

Your nomination for the …

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Research Saturdays

Starting in January 2024, the Heritage Center in Lincoln, Nebraska will be open from 9am to 4pm on the first Saturday of each month to allow people to conduct research outside of normal museum hours.

Here …

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AHSGR Archivist Visits Central California Chapter

In November, the Central California Chapter of AHSGR invited AHSGR Archivist Karen Keehr to give advice and assistance on the organization and preservation of the chapter’s archives collection.

During her stay in Fresno, volunteers from the …

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Lectures on AHSGR Website

Three recorded lectures in the “Your Heritage” series are available to AHSGR members.

The newest addition to this series is Archivist Karen Keehr’s presentation Preserving Your Family Photos and Archives, which highlights the best ways to …

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Museum Campus Tour

While the outdoor buildings are closed for the Winter season, the Heritage Center has created a campus virtual tour for anyone to use.

The virtual tour walks people through each of the buildings, in the same order …

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New Display in the Heritage Center

A new quilt and quilting supply exhibit can be found on the Heritage Center’s main floor.

The quilt was made by one of the Heritage Center’s volunteers, Susan Ann Stoehr, who passed away this past July. …

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Newly Scanned Images

The museum is digitizing its collection and here’s one of the hundreds of images that have been scanned and entered into our database!

Click here to view our online collections database.

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2022 Virtual Convention Available

Hello all!

We are excited to announce that members can now watch rewatch the virtual portion of AHSGR’s 2022 conference. To access these presentations, you can find them on the website under the Events tab.

You can …

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Mark Sullivan’s Convention Keynote

Hello all!

Thank you for an amazing 53rd Annual AHSGR Convention. We couldn’t have done it without you. Check the convention page to review materials and watch our impressive keynote speaker Mark Sullivan, author of The …

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Headquarters Closed for Convention

Please Note that AHSGR Headquarters building will be closed on Monday, July 31st – Monday, August 7th for the 53rd Annual AHSGR Convention is Greeley, CO.

Normal hours will resume Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

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Our Immigrant Ancestors

Panels for “Our Immigrant Ancestors,” a collection of honorary plaques purchased to celebrate people of German Russian ancestry, have been reimagined and reinstalled near the Heritage Center’s entrance to continue honoring those names and families.
This …

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New Journal Editor Selected for 2024

Dr. Erika Weidemann Bravo has been selected as the next Editor of the AHSGR Journal. Her term will start in January 2024.

Dr. Bravo earned her Ph.D in History from Texas A&M University in May of …

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Annual Dutch Hop!

Join us in Greeley, Colorado for the 2023 AHSGR Dutch Hop!

The Dutch Hop Dance is free to all registrants and Open to Public for $10 a ticket!

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