Every week, something fun is happening at the German Society of Pennsylvania. Lectures, Panel Discussions,
                                                                    Movies, German soccer broadcasts, and  music fill our home on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia. 

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Overview:
The German Society of Pennsylvania, 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 arrival here.

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 a source of cultural programs, lectures, film series, and seminars.  These events build bridges and strengthen national and international relations among individuals, organizations, businesses and governments.

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 over 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.

Levels of Membership:
Student                         $25
Individual                       $50
Household                     $75
Sponsor                       $150
Corporate                     $300
Benefactor*               $1,000
        *Lifetime Membership

The benefits of membership at all levels:
The 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.

Members receive:
--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

Corporate Members also receive:
--2 complimentary tickets to the Wister Concert Series

Benefactors
receive:
--all benefits listed above
--listing in certain event programs


Click here to download your own membership application,
or
to request more information, send an email to info at germansociety dot org.

**Please make sure to include your mailing address when requesting information.



Volunteering:
We also welcome volunteers!  Donating your time is another great way to get to know 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.



German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
(P) 215-627-2332
(F) 215-627-5297