In the spring of 1834, nearly five hundred Germans board two ships bound for America, led by one idea: freedom and democracy! The Giessen Emigration Society – led by Friedrich Muench and Paul Follenius– crossed the Atlantic Ocean in hopes of founding a model democratic German State in the U.S.. In Missouri, they led the struggles against religious intolerance, and fought to abolish slavery during the Civil War. This much can be said; the founding of a State remained a Utopia. But ultimately they achieved a State rich with German heritage, and where traces of their original dream can still be found. Utopia, Revisiting a German State, the Exhibition – with its historical research and artistic productions packed into a huge cargo container began their tour following the route of the original Giessen Emigration Society. As a transatlantic campaign for Utopia, the exhibition opened in Giessen on November 1, 2013. It is currently traveling to Bremen, Germany where it will open on April 5, 2014 at the Kulturkirche St. Stephani. Just as the original society, it travels to the United States, opening in Washington, D.C. where it will be at the German-American Heritage Museum in September and October 2014. It will then conclude its’ tour at the Missouri Historical Museum in St. Louis on November 22, 2014. The “trip” –is rich with audience participation – includes 36 stations that share the original story that inspires us to contemplate on what is Utopia, and the influences on emigration to America today. The exhibit is created to further research and understanding of the history of German emigration to Missouri by including a huge archives of materials used in the research for Utopia – the exhibit, the book, and the documentary.