Thank you for your interest in the Oregon Chapter of The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR). Our organization is a resource for learning about the rich history and heritage of this ethnic group.
Migrating primarily from the German speaking areas of Western Europe beginning in the 1760's, these colonists settled in many parts of the Russian Empire where they built stable communities, established farms, churches, schools and businesses in their new homeland.
In the late 19th century, many of these ethnic Germans looked to the Americas to find new opportunities, escape political repression and preserve their way of life. By the early 1880's these pioneers were moving west and many made their new homes in the Pacific Northwest. The Germans from Russia became an integral part of the diverse fabric of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
We hope that you will join us to explore the culture, history and heritage of the Germans from Russia and become active in its preservation.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Please join us to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Oregon Chapter of AHSGR.
We'll take a look back at the history of the German Russian settlement in Oregon and the Oregon Chapter of AHSGR. We will also honor the recipients of our Lifetime Achievement Award.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Join us for our traditional Christmas program which will be held at St. Michael's Lutheran Church across the street from the Concordia University Library.
Last updated October 20, 2016