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The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
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Friday, October 7
Erntedankfest  (PVF Meetings)
6:00 pm
Lindenwood Community Center and Zoom
NOTE TIME AND DATE CHANGE for “Erntedankfest,” our Pomeranian Thanksgiving, which will begin with a social time at 6:00 pm, followed by a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m.  The Pommersche Spaldeel, our sister group, has graciously agreed to lead the entertainment, which will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Bring a potluck dish to pass. You may also bring a decorated tool for the harvest parade if desired. Come and join in the harvest celebration! If you wish to join us for the entertainment on Zoom, an invitation will be sent via email a few days before the meeting.

Saturday, October 15
Pomeranian Special Interest Group Webinar  (Other Events)

2:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM Pacific (US and Canada), 8:00 PM CET

“A Day in the Life of Your German Ancestor”

presented by Roger Minert (Language: English)

The focus is on the “Early Modern Era” that runs from 1500 (Martin Luther) to 1800 (Napoleon). The presentation will encompass all German-language regions/states of the time, including Pomerania. 

Details and registration information will be sent in the Pomeranian Special Interest Group (PSIG) News, shared with our partner organizations, and posted to our website www.pomeranianews.org

This topic was one of the most-requested topics in our 2022 survey of our subscribers/members. You won't want to miss it! Put it on your calendar.

Saturday, November 12
A Tour of Our Pomeranian Research Library  (PVF Meetings)
1:00 pm
Lindenwood Community Center and Zoom
Although it’s not quite as large as the Library of Congress, the PVF Library is one of the few places in the world to research  family histories, maps, exchange newsletters, pamphlet files of surnames and Pomeranian-related topics,as well as various Pomeranian and German research books.  Our librarian, Linda Herrick, will give us a tour. 


Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20
Holiday Folk Fair  (Other Events)
West Allis, Wisconsin

After a two-year absence, the Folk Fair is scheduled to return to its usual format! Google "Holiday Folk Fair" for details of this celebration of cultures from around the world.

Saturday, December 10
A Special Weihnachtsfest  (PVF Meetings)
1:00 pm
Lindenwood Community Center and Zoom
“Weihnachtsfest,” is the Pomeranian Christmas celebration. It is always special, but this year we have a bonus! José A. Curbelo Knutson, a doctoral student in Cultural Heritage at the Federal University of Pelotas in southern Brazil, will join us with his button box. Originally from Minnesota, the bulk of his research surrounds free-reed instruments (accordion, bandonion, etc.) and migration in Uruguay.  Christmas might bring other surprises as well!  Bring a dessert to share. Bring other members of your family or friends if desired.

“Minnesota-native José Curbelo Knutson is completing a doctoral degree in Social Memory and Cultural Heritage at the Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil. In his international work, he has collaborated with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings of the Smithsonian Institution as well as the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay, among others.”