Germany comes to life in St. Louis with the German Heritage Cultural Fest in the Grand Hall at Missouri History Museum in St. Louis on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Visit the Utopia – Revisiting A German State in America. At 11am and Noon-12pm the Schuhplattler Dance Group will perform in the Grand Hall. At 1pm the Saint Charles German Heritage Club will present “German Clothing through the Ages” sharing traditional and festival German dress. At 2pm a concert by the St. Louis Liederkranz (German Singing Society) will fill the Grand Hall with the sound of music. There will be an information table and book signing of Utopia-Revisiting a German State in America by Dorris Keeven-Franke. Visit the Utopia exhibit or book an objects travel plan at the Muss i denn Desk. There will be German Family Craft Acitivities from 12:30-3:30 in the Schnucks Classroom. And at 2:30 pm “The Indelible Influence of the Germans“ by Dr. Gerald Perschbacher of the St. Louis Germanic Genealogy group will be presented in the AT&T Room. For more information visit the Missouri History Museum website.
The traveling exhibit Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America is now open at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, every day from 10am-5pm. Every Saturday, the Muss i denn Cargo Desk will be open to book your objects travel plan for permanent relocation and connect with your ancestry.
On Saturdays the Missouri History Museum’s Award Winning Teens Make History present Emigrant/Immigrant at 11:30am, and the interactive game A Place to Call Home at 1:30pm in the Utopia Gallery. Here is their schedule:
· Saturday, January 3: Emigrant/Immigrant (performance) at 11:30am; A Place to Call Home (facilitated game) offered from 1:30—3:30pm, with a game starting every half-hour (1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm)
· Saturday, January 10: Emigrant/Immigrant at 11:30am
· Saturday, January 17: Emigrant/Immigrant at 11:30am; A Place to Call Home from 1:30—3:30pm (games starting every half hour)
· Saturday, January 24: Emigrant/Immigrant at 11:30am
· Saturday, January 31: Emigrant/Immigrant at 11:30am; A Place to Call Home from 1:30—3:30pm (games starting every half hour)
On January 11, 2015 Author Petra DeWitt presents Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri’s German-American Community during World War I at 1pm at the Missouri History Museum, with a book signing following the lecture at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 a workshop for German Language Teachers Workshop using Utopia as an educational tool in the German Language Classroom will be held from 9am-11am in the Piper & Lammert Galleries of the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. Registration is requested as materials will be provided.
Want to learn how to research your German Ancestry? The City of St. Charles School District is now registering for its course German Genealogy. Learn how to research your German ancestors and why they emigrated to America. Learn how to read early script and translate old documents. One session will include a field trip to the Missouri History Museum to visit an exhibit on German emigration. To register call 636-443-4043 or visit http://www.stcharlesae.org or click here.
For more information on these events please call the numbers listed.
Dorris Keeven-Franke, Executive Director Missouri Germans Consortium 636.221.1524
Giessen Emigration Society