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, January 22, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Our January program will feature the documentary "A Passage in Time - The Norka Film" which was recently released by AHSGR International. The original film was taken by Heinrich Wacker, a native of Norka and resident of Portland, who visited his home village in 1928. This is a unique view into life in the Volga German colonies. Don't miss this program!
Please note that the program will be held in Luther Hall (Room 121) on the Concordia University campus. Luther Hall is shown as building #1 on the map below. Parking is available adjacent to the building and is accessible from NE 27th.
Everyone is welcome to attend. We'll provide coffee and tea to warm you up. Please bring some of your favorite treats to share. See you on Sunday!
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Last updated January 17, 2017.