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.
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Join us for a German-Russian cooking demonstration by Heather Arndt Anderson. Heather's ancestry is from Norka, Russia and she is the author of "Portland: A Food Biography" and "Breakfast: A History."
Come and enjoy samples of some of our favorite ethnic foods.
Please note that this program will be held at the German American Society which is located at 5626 NE Alameda St, Portland, Oregon. There will be a $8 per person or $15 per couple fee to help cover program costs.
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Join us for a holiday celebration that will feature German Russian traditions and music. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. This program will be held at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 6700 NE 29th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 (Across the street from the Concordia Library).