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A visit to the oldest German community in Wisconsin

Founded in 1978 to preserve their Pomeranian heritage, the Pomeranian Society of Freistadt gives residents access to history, culture and language of their ancestors. Run from a historic schoolhouse the small town of Freistadt (between Mequon and Germantown), this cultural club represents a group of Germans whose land along the Baltic Sea (known as Prussia) was ceded to Poland at the end of World War II.


Pommerscher Verein Freistadt is preserving history through language classes, dance clubs and genealogy reference materials. Click the story above to learn more about the Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt dancers. 

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