Central Oklahoma Chapter


The purpose of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia is to bring together people interested in the history of Germans from Russia. Through a better understanding of Germans from Russia, we will promote a better appreciation of their history and the preservation of their culture through their descendants.


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2016 Schedule of Events

Programs this year will have an emphasis on “Family History” and to understand the value of Family Heritage.   Our German Russian cultural heritage is rich with stories of our people, places, and events.  The programs will engage our families in a better understanding of the German Russian Heritage.  It is our hope that grandparents can connect to and bless their descendants’ lives by passing on their family’s history. 

The new meeting schedule using Saturdays will, hopefully, encourage new members, as well as, make it easier for those driving a distance and/or those having difficulty driving at night to attend more meetings. 

October 8, 1:00-3:00p.m. Harvest Fest - Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Hefner Rd., Oklahoma City Please join us to celebrate our unique heritage. We will have special accordion music by Dick Albreski and a traditional German-Russian meal including foods such as sausage, varenikje, sauerkraut, German potatoes, rye bread, and kuchen. The meal is being prepared by the ladies of the chapter and the ticket price is $10.00 per person. Come enjoy the fun and the food, as you meet your friends and learn more about the history of the Harvest Festival. There is plenty of parking.

November 4&5 Mennonite Relief Sale - Garfield County Fairgrounds Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 West Purdue Avenue, Enid, OK 73701 Check out http://okreliefsale.com/ for further information.

November 12 – Norka Documentary Film - Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Hefner Rd., Oklahoma City We will be showing the newly produced Norka documentary movie. Even though it is of a particular region, it still gives descriptive information that would be similar to other areas of Russia.

November 16 10:00a.m. Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., OKC  One of our members, Sharon Cargill, will be presenting a history of her family at the Oklahoma History Center at 10am. We are encouraging our chapter to attend if they do not have other commitments.

November 26 5:00-8:30pm Christmas in Corn, Oklahoma We have been invited to join the town of Corn. It will include a soup supper of Borscht and Chicken Noodle soup plus other activities for all ages.

December 2  Annual Christmas dinner -  Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 2900 W. Hefner Rd., Oklahoma City Christmas traditions presentation, Annual Business meeting. Bring grand children.

 December 11 German Christmas Church service. 4p.m. -  Messiah Lutheran Church, NW Expressway & Portland. Reception follows with cookies provided by our AHSGR OKC chapter.

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

 1st Vice President
Anna Thompson gus.anna@yahoo.com

2nd Vice President
Karlene Grosz (405) 341-1098

Recording Secretary
Howard Foote

Dr. Phil Brian

    Standing Committes

Harriet Wahler 


Delbert Amen (405)751-9029 delbertamen@cox.net

Newsletter Editor
Terri Moorman


Harold Penner 


Web Admin
Terri Moorman

Genealogy Research
Anna Thompson


Additional Committees

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Mushrush marymushrush@cox.net

Rev. Clifford Koehn          (405) 884-2705  cekoehn@pldi.net

Cookbook Project
Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778