week, something fun is happening at the German Society of Pennsylvania.
Lectures, Panel Discussions,
German soccer broadcasts,
fill our home on Spring
Garden Street in Philadelphia.
Info and Directions
German Society of
founded in 1764, is the oldest German organization in the United
States. It was founded to protect German immigrants from
unscrupulous shipping agents and to ensure just treatment on their
Since that time, the German Society has dedicated its efforts to
preserving German heritage. This it does, for instance, by
offering a full-fledged German
language program as well as scholarships
and prizes to students of German. In addition, the Society is
source of cultural programs, lectures, film
These events build bridges and strengthen national and
international relations among individuals, organizations, businesses
The fine arts program also includes presentations that feature music and
literature as well as access to the Joseph
P. Horner Memorial Library for
education and research. The newly-restored Library, holding
70,000 volumes, is the largest private German library outside the
Federal Republic of Germany.
In serving its members and the community, and in all its undertakings,
the Society strives to benefit anyone in need of its resources.
benefits of membership at all levels:
Society offers cultural and social events, language
classes, conversation groups, talks, films, concerts, outings,
educational and cultural outreach, newsletters and access to the
largest private German library in the country.
--the Society's quarterly newsletter
--borrowing privileges at the Library
--invitations to special events, receptions, and parties
--discounts for tickets to some of our events
--2 complimentary tickets to the Wister
--all benefits listed above
--listing in certain event programs
here to download
your own membership application,
request more information, send an email to info at germansociety dot
**Please make sure to include your mailing address when requesting
We also welcome
volunteers! Donating your time is another great way to get to
your way around the Society and its members.
Whether your interest
lies in sprucing up the premises, office work, or
maintaining the Library inventory, we welcome your help!
Please visit our Volunteer
Page for more information.
Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123