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TWO CENTURIES OF GERMANS IN LOWELL
 

  
The German Cultural Club taking part in the Lowell Folk Festival, 1992.  (Photo by Uve H.W. Lammers).
 
Cultural Club and became its advisor.  Fifty-five members signed up the first year.  The club became successful early on.  According to a Lowell Sun article in November, 1960, club members, among other performers from fourteen nations, entertained some 2500 guests at a folk festival at Lowell's Memorial Auditorium.

     One of the most influential early members was the late Ruth Scoggins, who twice served as club president.  She helped define the goals of this organization: to uphold and pass on the German cultural heritage, and to build bridges of friendship and understanding with our fellow Americans.

     In 1990, Germany was reunited.  The country's economic prospects are good again and the influx of German immigrants is small.  Now, 32 years later, the club has fifteen members and is actively seeking newcomers.  The German Cultural Club continues to be community oriented.  The annual bakery booth at the Lowell Folk Festival raises proceeds for worthy causes.  This year two members of the German Cultural Club researched and presented the exhibition Two Centuries of Germans in Lowell at the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, while other members contributed by hosting the exhibit opening.

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