The Swiss American Historical Society (SAHS) was founded in Chicago in 1927. It was established to promote the study of the Swiss in America, Swiss-American relations, and Swiss immigration to the United States. The SAHS encourages American interest in Swiss history and culture, unites those involved in genealogical research, and serves as a link between Swiss Americans, Swiss, and Americans in fostering cultural awareness and mutual understanding.
The FIFTY-SECOND annual meeting will be Saturday, 10th October 1015 in New York City.
Consulate General of Switzerland
633 Third Avenue, 30th Floor (betw. 40th and 41st Street)
New York NY 10017
9:00 a.m. Arrival and informal gathering, coffee, rolls
9:30 a.m. Business Meeting
Noon Catered lunch on the premises
1:30 – 4 p.m. Presentations
2:30 p.m. Break
4:00-4:30 p.m. Departure
A $25.00 fee is necessary to help offset the cost of lunch. Payable in cash or check either at registration or arrival.
RSVP to President Fred Gillespie by Wednesday, September 30, 2015,
email: Fred.Gillespie@ state.de.us,
mail: 55 Twin Pine Way, Glen Mills, Pa 19342.
The Consulate needs a list of all participants ahead of the meeting.
IMPORTANT: To be admitted to the building at 633 Third Avenue, a Photo ID is required.
Featured Swiss American
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry Wisner (c. 1720 – March 4, 1790) was an American miller from Goshen, New York. He was a patriot leader during the American Revolution and represented New York in the Continental Congress.
Henry was born around 1720 in Florida, New York and spent his entire life as a resident of Orange County. He built and operated a gristmill in Goshen and became one of the town’s leading citizens.
His family originally came to the USA because a relative named Johannes Weesner moved from the Bodensee in Switzerland to the USA.