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germantownHoliday offerings from the Germantown Historical Society include Christmas ornaments, a pictorial book on Germantown, the veteran-inspired book "Lest We Forget," and the limited edition "Heart and Heritage of Germantown, IL."     “A Community Built by Faith” is an amateur video that the Germantown Historical Society  has added to the Germantown Public Library’s genealogy collection. 
    By a variety of story-telling methods, this DVD provides a history of Germantown from its origins. 
    Through old photos, vivid descriptions by past and present citizens, and rare videos, the story of Hanover/Germantown comes alive. 
    This documentary contains information about German emigration, the epidemics, the Hanover Star Milling company, Welling Manufacturing, early telephones, vintage Spassfest videos, Albert "Red" Schoendienst, a bank robbery and more! 
    You’ll enjoy hearing local history from the points of view of Pete Linnemann, Ruth Albers, Jack Buck, John Duncan and Bishop Schlarmann. 
    Although this DVD can be checked out from the library like a book, it can also be purchased at the library for only $10.00.  In addition to the DVD, these GHS items are also available for sale at the library: 
    • Christmas ornaments depicting the old and the new schools, $5.
    • Christmas ornaments depicting St. Boniface Church at Christmastime, $5.
    • The popular pictorial book “Germantown” that is loaded with historical information about our town, $20.
    • The fascinating and inspiring book about local veterans with many first-hand accounts called “Lest We Forget,” $40.
    • And the limited edition “Heart and Heritage of Germantown, IL” newspaper that includes stories about  the community’s history, businesses, houses, people and advertisements from the past and the present. $5.
    Christmas is right around the corner.  It’s time to think about holiday gift giving! 
    Any one of these items would make a welcomed gift for someone who has grown up in Germantown but moved away or relatives who have visited our town. 
    All proceeds from these sales go to the Germantown Historical Society.

The above story is a free article that ran in this week’s issue of The Breese Journal. Here is a list of other stories you might have missed that are only available in The Breese Journal - subscribe today to stay on top of all the important news in the Clinton County region!

• Grand opening for ‘Events and Essentials’ in Breese this Saturday
• A unified message from Clinton County Health Department, Breese hospital
• 10 lawsuits over COVID-19 restrictions merged in Sangamon County Court
• Veterans Day: Eighteen soldiers who gave all
• Clinton County Circuit Court and Area Law Enforcement Reports
• Local Sports League Scores
• Local School News

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