Autumn is such a wonderful time of the year. German legend is that in 1810, Bavarian Crown Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited all of the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates. The story also goes that while the royalty were away on their honeymoon – the party continued – all the way through October! Some theories state that it wasn’t just the rulers absence that made the revelers so happy, but perhaps it was the fresh beer. Without refrigeration beer does go stale. With the harvest of fresh crops, comes fresh beer! Whatever your reason it is surely super! and there is surely one to be found near you!
New St. Louis Oktoberfest! October 3 & 4
UTOPIA – REVISITING A GERMAN STATE IN AMERICA
The Utopia Exhibit opened in Washington, DC to a huge audience that came from all across the U.S., from Maine to Florida. From dignitaries to descendants, everyone enjoyed the exhibit saying “it was far more than they ever imagined” and included things they never imagined still existed. Don’t miss it if you are visiting D.C., as it will close before October ends, on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Photo Gallery of Utopia Opening in Washington DC
September 6, 2014
Be on the lookout for the Utopia Container as it is expected to arrive in early November at the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, 5700 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112 Phone: (314) 746-4599. Sign up for our email updates and we will keep you posted on that date as well. Welcome the Traveling Summer Republic as they unpack Utopia!
The Missouri Germans Journal
The PREMIERE ISSUE will be out soon and is filled with articles on nearly forgotten locations such as the Pelster Haus Barn, How to Research your German ancestors, and other interesting items for those who love their German heritage! Editor Dorris Keeven-Franke explains that the quarterly will be filled with stories, photos, articles, and maps that share the stories of Missouri’s German Heritage. You won’t want to miss the introductory issue.
DATE: Thursday, October 2, 2014 TIME: 6:30-7:30 P.M. Sponsored by: Maplewood Public Library, 7550 Lohmeyer, Maplewood, Mo. 63143, 314-781-2174 www.maplewood.lib.mo.us Dorris Keeven-Franke shares the history of German emigrants in St. Louis and previews the upcoming exhibit Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America.
THE GERMAN HERITAGE OF ST. CHARLES COUNTY DATE: Sunday, October 12, 2014 TIME: 2:00 P.M.
Sponsored by: The St. Charles County German Heritage Club will open its new exhibit at Lindenwood University, in the Spellmann Center. Dorris Keeven-Franke will talk about some of the German emigrants that settled in St. Paul, Augusta, and other parts of St. Charles County.
ACHTUNG! The German American Committee covers many social and cultural organizations for those interested in their German roots! Everything from the Schuhlplatters to the Liederkranz, the German School and German Talk Radio! Check them out! Everyone is willkommen! They are on Facebook too!
DEUTSCH COUNTRY DAYS-Saturday & Sunday,October 18 &19
Giessen Emigration Society
The legacy of the Giessen Emigration Society can be found in the lives of the Society’s members, and their descendants. With over 500 members it has been a truly monumental undertaking to locate the stories and the descendants of those who came in 1834. Special events are planned on Descendants Day at the Missouri History Museum on Saturday, December 13, 2014. For more information either visit Descendants Day or use the contact form below. Soon the Giessen Emigration Society will roll out their new feature the Society Digital Heritage with the history of each member.
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