Save The Eagle at Zion!

$1,805 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 17 months
The magnificent eagle, sculpted by world-renowned artist Hans Schüler, is in danger. Schüler known as Baltimore’s monument maker created the American Eagle with the German Eagle at its heart to grace the entrance of the Parish House in 1913. It is said to represent the immigrant’s loyalty to their new home with the love of the homeland in their heart. Unfortunately, over the years water has not drained properly and has pooled on the balcony and migrated through the masonry and into the eagle. The entire structure now suffers from mortar loss, pollution build up and erosion.
Now in consultation with restoration professionals we are working to repair the balcony to ensure proper drainage, clean and restore this symbol of German-American unity. To that end we have secured a grant for $15,000, half of the dollars needed, to complete the necessary repairs. It is now up to us to find the matching funds to go forward. If you are interested in supporting this effort or have ideas about other avenues of fund raising or grants, please contact the office. Of course your financial support of this restoration is also welcome.
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Thank you everyone who has supported to the Eagle thus far. We are only about $4000 away from our goal.

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The magnificent eagle, sculpted by world-renowned artist Hans Schüler, is in danger. Schüler known as Baltimore’s monument maker created the American Eagle with the German Eagle at its heart to grace the entrance of the Parish House in 1913. It is said to represent the immigrant’s loyalty to their new home with the love of the homeland in their heart. Unfortunately, over the years water has not drained properly and has pooled on the balcony and migrated through the masonry and into the eagle. The entire structure now suffers from mortar loss, pollution build up and erosion.

Now in consultation with restoration professionals we are working to repair the balcony to ensure proper drainage, clean and restore this symbol of German-American unity. To that end we have secured a grant for $15,000, half of the dollars needed, to complete the necessary repairs. It is now up to us to find the matching funds to go forward.

All donations are welcome and urgently needed! For those who would like to contribute $500 or more, we are offering the opportunity to have your name engraved on a plaque which will be mounted at the entrance of the Parish Hall. You can create a one line memorial to your parents, someone who attended Zion, your favorite pastor at Zion or even your German club.
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Thank you so much for everyone's generous donation to our Eagle. We are truly appreciative! Please continue to share and spread the word

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Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far. Please know the Go Fund me donation site is now update and ready to take more donations.

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$1,805 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 17 months
Created March 23, 2017
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Every year we attend the Weinachts market at Zion, and appreciate Zion's committment to honoring its German heritage

$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
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$25
Emil Volcheck
5 months ago

Good luck meeting the goal!

CC
$250
Christine Chandler
7 months ago

Although my family never attended the church, it is important to preserve our German heritage. We attend the Zion Christkindlmarkt and one day hope to make a holiday service. Such a beautiful church.

AC
$25
Amy Crawshaw
7 months ago

This is a thank you to Shelley for helping me the genealogical research.

PS
$20
Paula Smith-Vanderslice
7 months ago

I want to help preserve the German church in Baltimore, the city where my Ribnitzki ancestors arrived from Germany. I have visited this beautiful church with a Goethe Institut group from Washington, D.C.

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$25
Emil Volcheck
9 months ago

Heard about this from the German Society newsletter. Good luck!

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