Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
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Saturday, June 10
Potluck Lunch & Retting, Scutching, and Hackling: Preparing Flax to Make into Linen  (PVF Meetings)
12:00 pm
Trinity Freistadt Historical Site
 11856 N. Church Place, Mequon
Pomerania is one of the areas in the world where flax grows well. Before the advent of synthetic fibers, flax was widely used to make linen. But the process of preparing flax for spinning is long and complicated. Jean Klug will demonstrate that process using historic tools found at the Trinity Freistadt Historical Site. The site is one mile south of the Lindenwood Community Center. A Potluck Lunch will precede the demonstration. Bring a dish to pass. Water, soda, plates, napkins, and eating utensils will be provided. Event begins at noon; lunch at 12:15.

Sunday, June 25
Pommerntag  (Other Events)
12:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Mequon Rotary Park 4100 W. Highland Rd. - East Entrance

Pommerntag, or “Pomeranian Day”, celebrates Pomeranian culture with music, dancing, food, and drink. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Alte Kameraden Band, the Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt dancers, cultural and genealogy displays, ethnic food and, of course, beer. Yes, Pommerntag is one year older than the Pommerscher Verein.

For more details, visit Pommerntag on Facebook!

Saturday, July 22
Pomeranian Special Interest Group Program  (Other Events)
1:00 pm
Practical Advice for Researching Your Pomeranian Ancestors and Their German Descendants
By Dr. Klaus D. Kohrt
* Identifying your ancestors' place of origin in Pomerania
* Contacting churches and archives in Germany and Poland
* Tracking down living descendants in Germany today
See pomeranianews.org for online registration.

Saturday, August 19
Pomeranian Special Interest Group Program  (Other Events)
1:00 pm
Day Laborers and Farm Workers by Andrea Bentschneider
This presentation will focus on a work contract for a day laborer in Mecklenburg that gives deep insight into the activities during the year, the harvest festivals, working hours and wages, with additional information about life on an estate in Silesia from a person's diary. Our ancestors' lives in northern Germany revolved around the manor house estates common in Brandenburg, East Prussia, Pomerania, Mecklenburg, Saxony, and Silesia. Life was not that much different from one state to another.
See pomeranianews.org for online registration.