DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS THE SHOWING OF UTOPIA HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11 at 7 pm! The St. Charles County German Heritage Club, a partner with the Traveling Summer Republic for Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America has announced the documentary Utopia will be shown at Stegton’s Regency Banquet Center in St. Charles, Missouri on Wednesday evening, February 11th at 7 pm.
German oriented activities or speakers are featured regularly at their meetings. A few times during the year they gather for special celebrations, for example, a one-day bus trip to a German ancestral town or an event; an annual picnic in the park; the Oktoberfest celebration and dinner/dance; or a gala Christmas party.The St. Charles County German Heritage Club began in 1973 by a small group of St. Charles residents. The club’s goals are simple: to share traditions handed down by our German ancestors, to preserve the history of German settlers in St. Charles County, to foster understanding of German customs and culture, and to generally promote Gemütlichkeit among members. Additionally, through guest speakers and other activities, they strive to promote German language skills; understand Germany’s economic, political, and social structure; and have fun in the process. Regular club meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at Stegton Regency Banquet Center, 1450 Wall Street, St. Charles, Missouri 63303 (near OfficeMax and Sam’s Club).
The club takes advantage of the wealth of German heritage throughout our county — and along the Missouri Weinstrasse; in other nearby towns with Germanic connections such as Hermann, New Melle, Augusta, St. Louis, Maeystown, IL; as well as the cultural information available at the German Culture Center at the University of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri History Museum, Deutsche Kulturverein in south St. Louis, among others.