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, February 18th at 2 p.m
Mark your calendars! The February program for the Oregon Chapter will be Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 pm in the Concordia University Library (room 203 on the 2nd floor).
This month's program will be part feedback gathering and part socializing. We want to hear from our members what you have thought of past programs and what kind of programs you'd like to see us focus on in the future.
If you've been trying to get your children or grandchildren (or other relatives) to get involved, this would be a good one for them to attend to tell us what we can do to draw them in to the organization.
Last updated December 19, 2017.