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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2017 Schedule of Events

Please note:  Most meetings are held on 3rd Sat. of each month. 
                  Regular Meeting Place:  Our Lord’s Lutheran Church
                  12:30-Social  1:00-2:15  Program Refreshments: 
Bring a snack, drinks and service items will be furnished

“Our German Russian Heritage     
                           connecting families
                                  generation to generation

June-August                 Summer Family Fun – No meetings

September   23         All State Meeting - Fairview Mennonite                                         Brethren Church

“Relive a very memorable time in farming history: Learning about the German Russian Heritage of the Turkey Red Wheat, threshing, customs and culture.”

Our chapter will host the Annual All State Meeting in Fairview, Oklahoma on Saturday, September 23 in connection with the Sand Creek Heritage Center & Museum Annual Threshing Bee and National 2-Cylinder Show.  The meeting will be held at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Fairview, OK and the Threshing Bee at the Sand Creek Heritage Center & Museum.  Both facilities are on E State Rd (Highway 58) going east out of town. Please join us at the Threshing Bee 8:00-11:30 (admission $10/day or $25/carload) and then at the Church closer into town at 12:00-4:15pm with the “Potluck” luncheon beginning at 12:30.  Please bring meat, salad or vegetable, and dessert.  The food can be brought to the church upon arriving in Fairview. Table service and drinks will be provided.

The Threshing Bee will include historic threshing, baling, plowing, steam engines, antique tractors and cars. Sand Creek Heritage Center & Museum’s website www.mchsok.net has a list of all the events held during their 2-day event.    The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) program will include guest presenters Judge James Wilkinson and Alan Boeh speaking on topics from our German Russian Ethnic Culture in the settlement of the Fairview-Okeene area, the Turkey Red Wheat and farming history.  The afternoon will also include a special tribute to Milt and Marie Harms, long-time members and contributors to the Central Oklahoma Chapter, who now reside in Fairview.  The afternoon meeting ends at 4:15.  Please put the event on your calendar and invite friends and especially your family.  This is an event the children will enjoy!  Look for more detailed information at a later date.

For those interested in spending the night in Fairview, there are special rates for AHSGR Meeting attendees.  For more information, please contact Anna Thompson (405) 306-4434.                              

October       21         Harvestfest

November   18         Genealogy with focus on Technology
                                “Beginning DNA”!
                                 Oklahoma History Center

December       2          Christmas Family Dinner - Sharing Family                                                    traditions "Yerteryear - Today"

        Board Members

Chapter President
LaDonna Hunt

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

2nd Vice President
Rick Huebert

Recording Secretary
Harriett Wahler

Dr. Phil Brian

  Standing Committes

Harriett Wahler 


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

Newsletter Editor
Terri Moorman


Harold Penner 


Web Admins & Technology
Terri Moorman

Howard Foote hfoote@cox.net

Genealogy Research
Anna Thompson


Additional Committees

Corresponding Secretary
Mary Mushrush marymushrush@cox.net


Cookbook Project
Freddie Baker (405) 433-2778