German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati
Deutsch-Amerikanische Bürger-Liga von Gross-Cincinnati
Indiana German Heritage Society

On March 16, 1984, the Indiana German Heritage Society, Inc. was founded as a statewide historical and educational membership organization. Headed by a volunteer board of directors, it is a non-profit organization and qualifies for tax-deductible donations.

The Society has its seat in Indianapolis in a famous historic landmark, Das Deutsche Haus-Athenaeum, built 1893-1898. Offices and meeting rooms are shared with the Max Kade German-American Center of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. The Rathskeller Restaurant, located in the lower level, is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Indiana and offers fine German and German-American food.

The Society promotes interest in the German-American heritage of the state and the nation, and fosters friendly relations with German-speaking countries in the following ways:

    * Encourage and support research, preservation and celebration of this heritage
    * Sponsor monthly meetings and German-language Stammtisch programs
    * Publish a monthly newsletter
    * Hold an annual meeting in March at the Deutsche-Haus-Athenaeum
    * Observe German-American Day, October 6, and promote its observance Statewide
    * Cooperate with the Athenaeum Foundation, the Indiana Historical Society, The Society for German-American Studies, The Indiana Religious History Association, The Palatines to America, and other historical, educational and German-American organizations, and with social organizations such as the Federation of German Societies of Indianapolis and the American Turners

The Society is non-political. It looks at German not in terms of present political boundaries, but in terms of ethnic traditions of culture and language.

Indiana's German heritage thus includes contributions from: Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, German-speaking Switzerland, Alsace-Lorraine, Southern Tyrol and other German-speaking countries and regions of Europe.

We cherish the cultural diversity of the Hoosier State and are proud of the German-American contributions to its way of life.

Contact: Dr. Ernestine Dillion - 401 E. Michigan St. - Indianapolis IN 46203   Phone: 317 464-9004
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