about the indiana german heritage society
Mission: The mission of the Indiana German Heritage Society is to understand, promote, and celebrate the contributions of German-speaking immigrants and their descendants to the multi-cultural heritage of the state and the nation.
We are guided by a commitment to learn and an obligation to share our knowledge with accuracy, integrity, and respect for all heritages.
Vision: The vision of the Indiana German Heritage Society is to be the catalyst for the preservation and celebration of the state’s German-American heritage, and to support groups and communities in activities that coincide with our mission.
Our statewide society is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. The offices and meeting rooms are in the historic Das Deutsche Haus-Athenaeum at 401 East Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN. We are lead by a volunteer board of directors.
Our non-profit organization:
Collaborated with Indiana Humanities Council to create Germany IN US website:
It promotes documentation of Indiana’s German heritage:
About the Society:
April 2019 — April 2020
President: James Kienle
Vice President: Brian Griesemer, PE
Eli Lilly and Company, Inc.
Secretary: Ron Flick
Treasurer: Al Hirt
Legal Counsel: Keith Osburn
Osburn & Osburn
Past President: Heinz Roesch
Retired: Deutsche Bank