German Society of Maryland

German Society of Maryland- FOUNDED: 1783; PURPOSE: To preserve and promote the German heritage, language and traditions through educational, social, and benevolent programs; and to develop the unity and continuity of the German American community in the State of Maryland. (The GERMAN SOCIETY is one of the oldest institutions in America. It was organized in 1783 to protect and assist German-speaking immigrants. It received its charter from the Maryland legislature in 1817. In the 1800's it was the social service agency of the State of Maryland, which provided aid to German immigrants. At that time as from the 1888 Baltimore Directory, it was located at 219 S. Sharp Street. In the early 1900's it persuaded Congress to enact national laws for the protection of immigrants.)

Presidents of the German Society of Maryland

Pioneers in Service: A History of the German Society of Maryland 1783-1981 by Klaus G. Wust


German Society Celebrates 150th Anniversary (January 16, 1933)

German Society's 197th Anniversary Program (June 7, 1980)

German Society hails Goldstein at its 212th dinner-dance (November 1995)