Annual Social Event of the Swiss Chapter of the SAHS

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Type: 
Fellowship
Date: 
September 7, 2022
Location: 
Georgia, Switzerland
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, World History / Studies, American History / Studies, French History / Studies, German History / Studies

September 7th 2022 In cooperation with Mr. René Roca, Director of the Research Institute for Direct Democracy and the Gymnasium at the Münsterplatz, together with Former Swiss Ambassador to the United States of America, Mr. Martin Dahinden, this year’s annual outing will take place on Wednesday, September 7 th, 2022 in Basel.

Our theme this year is the Sister Republics and Democracy and what it means to us today. We are pleased to have the former Swiss Ambassador to the United States of America, Mr. Martin Dahinden, as our guest to join Mr. René Roca to discuss this topic at the Gymnasium am Münsterplatz in Basel. This school dates from 1589, is the oldest Gymnasium in Basel and after the Collège Calvin in Geneva, is the second oldest in Switzerland.

We will first hold our business meeting, ca.11.15 hours, before we walk to our restaurant for lunch. We will have lunch at the Rubino Restaurant, Luftgässlein 1, 4051 Basel, at 12.30 hours.

After lunch, ca. 14.30 -16.00 hours, we will have a tour of the Old City with emphasis on the Münster area, so that our walk will not be too long. After our tour, we will have our talk at the Gymnasium am Münsterplatz, Münsterplatz 15, 4001 Basel, from 16.00 to 17.45 hours.

SAHS Members in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. or from any other destination, are cordially invited to attend this meeting. I do hope many of you will be able to join us as the event will start later and end around 17.45 hours. Please let me know if you are able to attend by August 14th 2022. The cost will be CHF 120 per person.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to seeing you on this occasion. The meeting point will be at Basel Train Station, just under the main schedule boards of the trains.

Kindest regards, Barbara Vice President Switzerland The Friends of the Swiss American Historical Society

Barbara Müller wbmuller@bluewin.ch 

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