Missouri’s history is filled with stories of hundreds of thousands of Germans who emigrated here. Missouri’s German heritage is embodied in those stories of Germans from all walks of life, that came from small villages to huge cities, rich and poor, and from its northernmost villages to the southern hillsides. This heritage makes us strong, determined, family orientated and patriotic. Our motto of Show-Me portrays our determination, and desire for a better life for our families and future generations. Our German ancestors worked hard to build upon that dream, first spun by Gottfried Duden, who saw our State as the best opportunity to build that better life.
Missouri German History Consortium is a new online museum and meeting place for anyone interested in the German history, culture and heritage of Missouri. We explore the issues of immigration, post announcements of upcoming events,share articles of interest, and other new publications. Follow discussions of important eras that created the rich history. Learn about various communities that work to preserve, promote and share this rich history. Learn stories of people who created the history. Share your opinions and links with others!