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April Meeting

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo of Jeff Pulfer

Jeff Pulfer
GACS Publicity & Media Manager
speaks about

The Peoria German American Central Society
History, Organization, and Where We are Today

“The German American Central Society (GACS) of Peoria, Illinois is the most active ethnic heritage organization in the Peoria Area.

People of Germanic descent were prominent in the development of Central Illinois since the mid-1800’s.  Originally, the GACS was created to support immigrant families moving to the area to help them become established. 

Today we continue to promote our strong German heritage and culture.  We are proud hosts of very popular public events held year-round at either our club house, the Lindenhof, or at Hickory Grove Park.  We also co-host the Peoria Oktoberfest with the Peoria Park District.  Our members also enjoy participation in a wide variety of club activities.

German American Central Society LogoMembership is open to anyone regardless of heritage.  Contact us regarding membership or enjoy one of our many fests or dinners. Herzliche Willkommen!”

Bio:    Jeff Pulfer is retired from Caterpillar.  Born and raised in Pekin.  Jeff is of mostly of Swiss Heritage with a bit of French and German.  Jeff’s’s been the Publicity and Media Manager for the Peoria German American Central Society since 2010.  You may have seen him on TV promoting various German events.  Founder and chairman of the German Society’s Kristkindlmarkt (Christmas Street Market) as well as several other club events.  Jeff is also Chairman of the German Springfest (Fruhlingsfest) to be held Sunday, April 14 at the Avanti’s Center as part of Pekin’s Bi-Centennial Activities.

Short business meeting will be held after the presentation.


April 9
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ehrlicher Research Center
719 N 11th Street
Pekin, IL 61554 United States
(309) 477-3044


309 477-3044

Additional Donation to TCGHS (opt):

TCGHS is a non-partisan, 501(c3) non-profit educational research institution whose mission is to "stimulate interest; to collect, preserve, and safeguard records; and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge of our heritage."

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