White to speak on German-Americans in Albany before and after the Great War

To the Editor:

“Albany’s Deutschtum Before and After the Great War” will be the presentation at the Guilderland Historical Society’s Thursday, Oct. 18, meeting when Christopher White describes the rise of Albany’s German-American community and its decline after World War I.

With the centennial of Armistice Day approaching, it will be a pertinent look back at the result of the strong anti-German sentiment among Americans during the years from 1914 to 1918 and what effect it had on the German-American population.

Christopher White, a genealogist, gravestone conservator, and independent historian, has a special interest in Albany’s German-American history. The public is invited to attend the program at 7:30 p.m. at the Mynderse-Frederick House at 451 Route 146 in Guilderland Center and to join us for the social hour following. For information, call 518861-8582.

Mary Ellen Johnson

President

Guilderland Historical Society