An unknown German emigrants arrival
The Traveling Summer Republic reports on a night in the Immigrants House
“Baltimorians gave a warm welcome to perfoming artist Esther Steinbrecher – the most unknown immigrant – last Monday. The Immigrant House re-openend for one day and Esther Steinbrecher was the guest. She said that she was impressed by the unique atmosphere of this time capsule.
We wish good luck for the project of a museum in the Immigrant House!”
The Team of the Traveling Summer Republic
Esther’s arrival on a very hot summer’s day precedes the arrival of the Traveling Summer Republic’s traveling exhibition Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America. The exhibit shares with everyone – the Giessen Emigration Society who also arrived one hot summer’s day in 1834. This international exhibit, in both German and English has been traveling first across Germany after opening in Giessen in November 2013, and then earlier this year in Bremen. The exhibit then traveled by ship across the Atlantic, and is now being readied for the public at the German American Heritage Museum at 719 Sixth Street NW in Washington D.C. where it will open this Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. For directions call 202-467-5000 or see their website gahmusa.org
Don’t miss this opportunity to see this amazing exhibit in our nation’s Capitol before it opens at its final destination in November, the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.