Utopia Exhibit closing April 19

Don’t wait! The Utopia exhibit is only open until April 19th at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis.

IMG_5122-0.JPGHere is a schedule of the closing events at the Missouri History Museum. On both Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, the Missouri History Museum will be open from 10am to 5pm and all events are free. Visit mohistory.org for additional programs that may be listed only their website.

Saturday, April 18 — The Utopia Gallery and the Muss I Denn desk in the Gallery will be open 10am – 5pm. At 12pm, join Peter Roloff for an encore showing of the 90-minute documentary Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America. Stay for a presentation at 2:30pm by Dr. Ludwig Brake, city archivist of Giessen and Mussidennlogoacademic director of the Utopia exhibit, as he looks at the social, political, and economic backgrounds in Hesse, Germany, and the reasons for emigration in the early 19th century. Lee Auditorium

Sunday, April 19 — The Utopia Gallery and the Muss I Denn desk in the Gallery will be open 10am – 5pm. Beginning at 11:30 author Rolf Schmidt will share selected readings from his work “The Move” in the Lee Auditorium. At 1pm, Adam Arenson, Manhattan College, delivers the program “Citizenship and Civil War: Germans in St. Louis and the West 150 Years Ago.” A signing for his book,

Julia Muench
Julia Muench

Civil War Wests: Testing the Limits of the United States, follows. At 2:30pm, Julia Muench, a direct descendant of Giessen Emigration Society co-founder Friedrich Muench, presents a one-person piano concert entitled “Piano Music for an Epic German Emigration Story.” At 4pm MIRA presents the Utopia Team with “The Missouri Immigrant Experience” Commemorative Art Poster in the Lee Auditorium followed by a showing of “The Unconditioned” a fictional movie about German radical student groups in the early 1800s.

Giessen Emigration Society Descendants that register on the form below, there will be a Descendants pin waiting for you at the Muss i denn desk. Please use the contact form at the bottom.

Saturday, April 18

10am to 5pm – UTOPIA GALLERY will be open.

10am to 5pm –   Muss i denn desk in the UTOPIA GALLERY will be open.

11:00am  –  Presentation with comments by Immigrant exhibit photographers. SCHNUCKS CLASSROOM

12:00 noon – Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America Documentary showing – LEE AUDITORIUM

Documentary
Documentary

1:30-3:30pm –    “A Place to Call Home” – Teens Make History Exhibitors game. GRAND HALL, AND GALLERIES

2:00pm –   “I Promise Not to Be Weary” – Theater Program by Elizabeth Pickard. GRAND HALL

2:30pm – A presentation by Dr. Ludwig Brake, city archivist of Giessen and academic director of the Utopia exhibit. LEE

Sunday, April 19

10am to 5pm – UTOPIA GALLERY will be open.

10am to 5pm – Muss i denn desk in the UTOPIA GALLERY will be open.

11:30am – Author Rolf Schmidt; Selected Readings from his work “The Move” LEE AUD

1:00pm – Adam Arenson, “Citizenship and Civil War: Germans in St. Louis.” ATT ROOM

2:30pm – Julia Muench, “Piano Music for an Epic German Emigration Story.” LEE AUD

3:45/4pm –  MIRA presents Utopia Team with “The Missouri Immigrant Experience” Commemorative Art Poster . LEE AUD

4:15pm –  “The Unconditioned” – fictional movie about German radical student groups in the early 1800s. LEE AUD

For those of you who are descendants of the Giessen Emigration Society the Missouri History Museum has a gift for you! Please let us know you are coming and we will have your pin ready at the Muss i denn desk in the Utopia Gallery.

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