German-American Cultural Center Library

With 161 years of rich history comes an incredible amount of archives, which are found in the Sacramento Turn Verein’s illustrious Library. The process of organizing it all began in the early 1990s, when Dr. Jon Igelman proposed rescuing a great number of forgotten letters, photographs, and other memorabilia stored haphazardly in the Turn Verein’s basement. Hans Joachim Raschack then led the charge in cleaning, sorting, and evaluating the remnants of the Turn Verein’s past. Günther Laudi also played an integral part in preserving and displaying the historical materials for future generations. During the three years it took to put a dent in the stacks of stored materials, the Sacramento Turn Verein prepared and remodeled the old library room. Finally, in 1998, the Library became a Section of the Sacramento Turn Verein. In 2002, it launched its quarterly publication, Mitteilungen, which contributes to the Section’s goal to focus on German culture, literature, language, and history.

Meeting schedule:
2nd Thursday of the month

Open to the public 10:00am-2:00pm on Tuesdays and 9:00 am – 1:00pm on Saturdays.