AHSGR 50th International Convention 2019
Our Golden Jubilee
Registration is now open for the 50th International Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. We are pleased to be back in Lincoln,
NE for this year's Golden Jubilee. What a time we are going to have!
There are many activities lined up for this year, including a Dutch Hop dance featuring the famous band - The River Boys, traditional bunnock games, German
Russian food demonstrations and multiple presentations explaining our heritage and culture. Sessions include connecting to your ancestry through a DNA search,
learning about the rich cultural heritage of the Germans from Russia, and documenting personal or family stories from the past. We have foreign speakers from
Argentina, Germany, Canada, and Iraq along with well-known speakers from the United States.
The convention takes place July 23-27, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln, and we would be thrilled to have you join us.
You may register online by clicking this link. Tentative schedule can also be viewed.
We highly recommend doing so as we have a few activities with a limited number of slots. These include tours of the Museum of American Speed, the International
Quilt Study Center, German Russian food demonstrations, and a tour of the North and South Bottoms, (the traditional settlement areas where German Russian families
lived when they first came to Lincoln).
Early bird prices run now through June 15.
Members, please log-in to your membership account before registering in order to receive your registration discounts. If you are not yet a member, but would
like to become one, please visit here. or call us at 402-474-3363.
We look forward to seeing you this year at convention. It's going to be one to remember!
Accomodations at the Embassy Suites in downtown
Lincoln, which is very close to lots of dining and bar options. If you haven't been to Lincoln in the last five years, you'll be amazed at the changes downtown.
Rates are $139 a night for single or double occupancy, $154 for triple, and $169 for quad.
Please call the Lincoln hotel directly at (402) 474-1111 to make reservations, and be sure to mention you're with AHSGR.
Many of you are familiar with Embassy Suites' amenities; they're among the best of any hotel, including:
-- Two-room suites, with mini refrigerator, microwave, ironing board/iron, hairdryer
-- Free "cooked-to order" breakfast for two served 6-9 a.m. Monday-Friday and 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.
-- Free cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served 5:30-7:30 p.m. daily for all hotel guests
-- Free transportation to and from the Lincoln airport for all hotel guests
-- 24 Hour business center access
-- Free high-speed wireless in the Atrium and Business Center
-- Indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, and fitness center for hotel guests
-- Several parking options are available, from self-parking to valet.