Become a Member of the American Goethe Society!
Below are Programs for AGS Members and their guests. Membership is $30 per person.
More details and instructions are on the form itself.
Lectures on topics such as:
Lectures followed by wine & cheese social. Lectures are in English and are open to AGS members, their guests, Friends of the Goethe-Institut and are free of charge.
The AGS Oktoberfest is a celebration of the German arts hosted by the Goethe-Institut and the AGS. Program is scheduled for late September or October. Typical program consists of morning lecturer, catered luncheon and afternoon program, typically a film relating to the lecture. AGS members receive advance notice, priority for ticket purchase and a lower ticket price. Members receive advance notice right after Labor Day.
A small group of members gathers once a month to read aloud and discuss a German Drama. Past drama group leaders have included Dr. Irmgard Wagner and Dr. Kerstin Gaddy. See Calendar of Events for the next drama. Please contact us for more information using the "Connect With Us" email option in the top right-hand corner of the page!
Literary Social Hour
Literary Social Hours are held regularly throughout the year at area Euro-style restaurants. Attendees are invited to discuss a short text chosen in advance by the AGS. While the literary text will always be in German, both German and English are spoken in discussion. Members are encouraged to bring a guest to meet regular AGS members in an informal setting.
Except where indicated, all programs are in English. Topics, dates, times and locations for all events are posted on the AGS website. Members receive e-mail reminders prior to each activity. Those without internet access are notified by US mail or telephone. All AGS events are designed to encourage attendees to socialize as well as profit from the program itself.
Note: A good way to determine if AGS is suitable for your needs is to attend a lecture or one of the Literary Social Hours. Click this link: Calendar of Events for details.
Pay for Membership or Special Events with Paypal
The American Goethe Society now accepts payments for membership and event fees via Paypal!
Here’s how to make a payment: