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Center for Volga German Studies Annual Conference

  • Icicle Village Resort 505 U.S. Highway 2 Leavenworth, WA, 98826 United States (map)


Concordia Center for Volga German Studies Annual Conference

Best Western Icicle Inn, Leavenworth, WA

Palouse Heritage's Richard Scheuerman will be delivering the keynote on Thursday evening at this conference.  "Germans from Russia" were the ancestors to many original farm settlers of the Palouse Country, and are responsible for bringing and popularizing hard red wheats like Turkey Red for use in American breads.

Richard's talk will include discussion on colonial era agriculture and the fascinating links between Catherine the Great and George Washington. We guarantee you will find it both fascinating and highly entertaining. You won't want to miss it! 

Please join us and invite others who may be interested. Registration details below.


Full description:

The Council of Northwest Chapters of AHSGR (CNC) and The Center for Volga German Studies (CVGS) are sponsoring a conference in Leavenworth, Washington on April 26 – 28.  The program will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Volga German colonies of Frank, Hussenbach, Kolb, Walter, Kautz, Norka and Yagodnaya Polyana.  They will also honor the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 


When: Wednesday, April 26 – Friday, April 28, 2017

Where: Icicle Village Resort, 505 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826

What: The program will feature the Bergseite colonies of Frank, Hussenbach, Kautz, Kolb, Norka, Walter, and Yagodnaya Polyana

Registration: $135 per person by March 24; and $165 per person from March 25 – April 21. The fee includes all programs, and banquet dinner on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Online conference registration by credit card is available here:

*Note the early-bird discount for registrations received by March 24th!*

The Icicle Village Resort is offering a special rate of just $109 (plus tax)on a limited number of rooms. Rate includes deluxe hot breakfast.

Please call early to reserve your room, and be sure to quote the block rate “CNC / AHSGR” for the discount: (800) 961-0162

Questions about the event?  Please contact Valerie Miller at (email preferred) or (503) 314-5686.

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