Coming to America!!!! Opening in the U.S. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 4 pm. the exhibit Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America at the German-American Heritage Foundation museum in Washington, D.C.
The decision to emigrate is not an easy one to make! But for centuries now, immigrants have been coming to America, land of the free, and home of the brave. Everyone is an immigrant.
When Friedrich Muench, gathered the Giessen Emigration Society and set out for America, a pastor in his church scoffed, and wrote in the church book “he has gone to Utopia”. It takes courage to be an emigrant. When he was stranded with over 200 fellow Germans, leading them to this Utopia called America, they raised the American flag. Where one believes in that document that declared those freedoms, and takes it literally. Imagine raising an American flag on a German island in 1834, or celebrating the Fourth of July on an American ship called the Medora.
Our immigrants take us at our word! They dream and they believe. They come in search of a better life for their families, education for their children, and the freedoms we treasure!