German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati Deutsch-Amerikanische Bürger-Liga von Gross-Cincinnati
German-American Citizens League
Activities and Accomplishments
1995 marked the centennial year of the German-American Citizens League, and the celebration of the 100th German Day in the Greater Cincinnati area.
The League actively supports the German-American Heritage Month (since 1989) and German Day celebrations (since 1895).
In 1989 it was instrumental in introducing the study of the local German-American heritage into the curriculum of the schools in the city.
It was instrumental in organizing the first Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in 1976, and continues to support and be involved in the cultural information booth.
In the past, the League has sponsored a monthly lecture series together with the German-American Studies Program of the University of Cincinnati.
In 1996, the League was responsible for the placement of historic informational signs of the former German street names in Cincinnati, which were changed into English street names during World War I.
Each year, the League presents awards to outstanding students of German at high schools in the area. The League actively supports German radio programs in the Cincinnati area and publishes a newsletter, The German-American News/Deutsch-Amerikanische Nachrichten.
The League's most ambitious project, the construction of The German Heritage Museum, is now completed and open to the public. Hours are Sundays 1 - 5 PM from May 20 to December 2. The museum is located in West Fork Park in Green Township, a suburban area on the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio. This museum will stand as the repository of the history of German-Americans in the Ohio Valley region of the Midwest.
Through all of the mentioned activities, the League has remained true to its goal of promoting German-American interests and culture in the Cincinnati area and beyond.