Farewells and Hellos

We say farewell to Utopia in Washington DC on October 25 at 3 pm with a social hour and piano recital by Julia Muench. A direct descendant of the Giessen Emigration Society founder Friedrich Muench, Julia Muench will play a number of musical pieces paying tribute to the Giessen Emigration Society. Her repertoire includes a number of compositions from the time period, including pieces from Beethoven, Chopin, and Mozart. She will also play a musical arrangement that was composed by her great-great-great-grandfather Friedrich Muench. Please make a reservation at info@gahmusa.org for the event at the German American Heritage Museum.

In St. Charles Missouri the St. Charles County Historical Society will have Traveling Summer Republic member Dorris Keeven-Franke speak about the Giessen Emigration Society members who settled in St. Charles County at their Quarterly Luncheon. The Luncheon will be held at the Stegton Regency Banquet Center and reservations can be made by calling 636-946-9828, emailing contact@scchs.org or at SCCHS.ORG online. She will also share news about the upcoming arrival of Utopia at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri on November 22; and the St. Louis International Film Festival screening the new Utopia documentary on November 23.

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