Founded in 1884, the German American Society of Omaha boasts a rich and storied tradition, beginning with a handful of immigrants and growing to over 1,100 present members.
Home to many unique clubs, activities, and events, the German American Society has something for everyone, regardless of their heritage. These include Brewer's Club, Ballroom Dancing, Bear's Club, and Fasching (German Mardi Gras), among many others. Some offerings require membership, although large events like Oktoberfest and Christmas are open to the general public. Also available for the public to rent out are three different halls, each with its own unique style and set-up.
In addition to beer, bratwurst, and dancing, the Society prides itself on being active in the community through food drives and charity collections at major events. Not just a local phenomenon, the Society has forged friendships throughout the world after taking part in parades, exchange programs, and other cultural ongoings. Whether someone is a first-generation immigrant from Germany or if they've never even tried a Bratwurst, all are welcome to experience German Culture at the German American Society of Omaha.