Meetings

Regular meetings of the Society are held in the months of January, March, May, July, and September at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the St. John the Baptist Parish Library, 2920 Highway 51, LaPlace, Louisiana.  Any changes in the meeting date or place are listed in the Schedule of Meetings and Special Events.  The October meeting is our annual Oktoberfest dinner at a location to be announced.  

Schedule of Meetings and Events

July 27, 2021 (Tuesday)

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
LOCATION: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH LIBRARY (LaPLACE, LA)

SPEAKER: JAY SCHEXNAYDRE
TOPIC: GERMAN COAST TRICENTENNIAL

An overview of 300 years of the History of the German-Acadian Coast.
GACHGS 42nd Anniversary Meeting (Elections & Light Refreshments)

September 18, 2021 (Saturday)

6:00 PM – EVENT OF INTEREST
LOCATION: GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER (GRETNA, LA)

SPEAKER: JAY SCHEXNAYDRE
TOPIC: GERMAN COAST TRICENTENNIAL

For those that could not attend our regular meeting in July in LaPlace, this is a reprisal presentation for the GACC in Gretna. An overview of 300 years of the History of the German-Acadian Coast.  

September 28, 2021 (Tuesday)

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
LOCATION: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH LIBRARY (LaPLACE, LA)

SPEAKER: ANNE HARMON BRETT
TOPIC: THE DISEASE: ONE MAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH A LIFE WITH LEPROSY

Anne will speak about her parents’ life at Carville at the National Hansen’s Disease facility. Her mother, Louise Anne Triche was a native of Vacherie and her father Johnny Harmon was of Texas. Her father was a talented photographer who upon discharge continued a career in photography.

October 9, 2021 (Saturday)

10:00 AM – ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST LUNCHEON
LOCATION: WEST BANK RECEPTION HALL (VACHERIE, LA)

SPEAKER: ALBERT ROBICHAUX JR.
TOPIC: GERMAN COAST FAMILIES & THEIR EUROPEAN ORIGINS (PART 2)

The GACHGS in partnership with Albert (Al) Robichaux are proud to announce the publication of German Coast Families: Their Origins in Europe and Settlement in Colonial Louisiana (Volume 2). Al will talk about his newest contribution to Louisiana genealogy and will autograph books.

January 25, 2022 (Tuesday)

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
LOCATION: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH LIBRARY (LaPLACE, LA)

SPEAKER: TBA
TOPIC: TBA

TBA

March 22, 2022 (Tuesday)

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
LOCATION: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH LIBRARY (LaPLACE, LA)

SPEAKER: TBA
TOPIC: TBA

TBA

May 10-29, 2022

GERMAN COAST ORIGINS TRICENTENNIAL TOUR

https://www.seitztravel.com/german-heritage-tour

Due to the international trip to Europe, there will be no regular meeting this month.

July 26, 2022 (Tuesday)

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
LOCATION: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH LIBRARY (LaPLACE, LA)

SPEAKER: TBA
TOPIC: TBA

GACHGS 43rd Anniversary Meeting (Elections & Light Refreshments)

September 27, 2022 (Tuesday)

6:00 PM – REGULAR MEETING
LOCATION: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH LIBRARY (LaPLACE, LA)

SPEAKER: TBA
TOPIC: TBA

TBA