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Mini Collection : German-American Heritage Month (October): Home

This guide includes selected library materials arranged for study and discussion during German-American Heritage Month.

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"In October 1683 German families began settling in Pennsylvania. Since then, German Americans have contributed greatly to our society. As well as the...Easter Bunny and Santa, the Germans have had a huge influence in car manufacturing, the building of churches, the arts, and even the language. Love a good hamburger? That came from Hamburg in Germany. Hugely historical entrepreneurs such as Heinz, Chrysler, Boeing, and Rockefeller all have German American heritage.

The first proclamation of German-American Heritage Month was issued by Ronald Reagan in October 1987, and since then we have been celebrating every year."


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