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Bukovina Society of the Americas

Ellis and Hays, Kansas

August 10-13, 2000


(Bukovinafest 2000 Presenters)


Thursday, August 10, 6:30 p.m.
Early Bird Social cash bar - buffet Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays

Friday, August 11, Bukovina Society Headquarters, Ellis

8:30 a.m.   Registration/Coffee

Displays and Genealogy/Computer room opens - Werner Zoglauer

9:30 a.m.  Welcome - Oren Windholz

  • Care and maintenance of tombstones and grave markers - Van Massirer

10:20 a.m. The Galicia Connection to Bukovina - Irmgard Hein Ellingson

11:15 a.m. Lunch on your own

Sternberg Museum meeting room, Hays

1:30 p.m.  Welcome - Darrell Seibel

2:20 p.m.  The German Influence in the Shaping of America - Dr. Sophie Welisch

3:10 p.m.  The German Heritage of Kansas - Dr. William Keel

4:00 p.m.  Tour world renowned Sternberg Museum <>

Dinner on your own


Knights of Columbus Hall, Ellis 6:30 Social

7:30 p.m.  Bukovina Music Heritage - Aura Lee Furguson & Joe Erbert

8:00 p.m.  Mixer and dance - Joe Erbert and the Honas family



Saturday, August 12, Bukovina Society Headquarters

8:30 a.m.  Registration/Coffee

9:00 a.m.  Annual business meeting of the Bukovina Society

10:00 a.m. Hog butchering/sausage demonstration (video) - Julia and Ralph Honas

11:00 a.m. German naming customs & nicknames - Dr. Sophie Welisch and Joe Erbert

Noon        Bukovina sausage lunch

1:30 p.m. Videos of prior Bukovina Society events - Dennis Massier

  • Quilting

  • Hemetschwenger demonstration


Knights of Columbus Hall

6:00 p.m.  Social (cash bar)

7:00 p.m.  Dinner

  • Welcome - Wilf Uhren

  • Greetings from a Swabian Bukovina Family - Erich Slawski Dance


Sunday, August 13, Bukovina Society Headquarters, Congregational Chapel

9:00 a.m.  Ecumenical Service

  • Farewell reception - coffee and donuts courtesy of Golden Belt Bank

Bukovinafest 2000 Presenters


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