Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum
GermanFest Toms Brook Virigina


GermanFest 2015 will be held Saturday, September 12. The workhorses and oxen should be on hand! The Massanutten Tractors are coming too! See the GermanFest web site for more information about this fun event.

Captain Rosenbarger's Militia Lists

NEW! Captain Rosenbarger's Militia Lists. Discovered in 2012 among some Keller family papers, these papers appear not been viewed for over 100 years. Click here for more info and to view the transcription.


Hottel-Keller Memorial, Inc. operates the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum in Mount Olive, Virginia. The museum is located on the original Keller Homestead, purchased in 1750 via land grant from Lord Thomas Fairfax. HKMI also owns the adjacent George Hottel homestead.

A trip to the museum is definitely worthwhile, but be sure to call first. Please see the Museum Page for more information. Each year, on the first weekend of August, we hold our annual meeting and special events are planned around the meeting.

Members - tell us about yourself!

This year in The Voice we thought it would be fun to share information about members in each issue so we can learn more about each other. Please fill out this form and mail/email to Karen Falkenstein (). If you run out of room, please write more on the back. Photos encouraged.

Join or renew your membership online

Click here to join HKMI or renew your existing membership.

In 1930 our predecessor organization, the Hottel-Keller Memorial Association, published the book The History of the Descendants of John Hottel. It was a massive volume of some 1183 pages, covering historical information on over 30,000 persons. We are currently updating that work and have so far published the first two volumes of a five volume set.

Hottel-Keller Memorial, Inc. is a 509(a)(1) foundation class organization and all contributions and gifts are tax deductible.

The Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum is owned and operated by
Hottel-Keller Memorial Inc.

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