Photo credit: It is springtime in Missouri and time for the Maypole Dance! Historic photo from the Lindenwood University archives in historic St. Charles Missouri.
Missouri Germans Consortium and German Heritage Travel have announced their 2015 tour to the Dawn of Utopia which will visit several destinations in Giessen, Nieder Gemünden, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Brake, and Harriersand associated with the history of the Giessen Emigration Society. This trip will not only introduce these locations associated with that heritage, but will also include tours of castles, and river cruises as well. For more information about the Dawn of Utopia tour, visit Heritage Travel on the Missouri Germans website.
Have you read the latest issue of Der Anzeiger? This quarterly e-journal is available by subscription for $25, and arrives in your email inbox in January, April, July and October. Filled with interesting and in-
depth stories about people, places and events important to Missouri’s German Heritage. You will also find Genealogy tips for researching your German ancestors, Recipes, Music and beautiful photographs. Stories that go further with explaining Missouri’s heritage and the German’s that created it.
Are you looking for something German to do?! Well look no further than our Events calendar on the Missouri German’s website and there you will find everything from the Schutzenverein election to the Liederkranz Spring Concert. We want you to submit your events to our calendar and then every one can join in the fun! Don’t miss this month’s Maifest Dinner at Stegtons, just one of the fun events you will find listed on the Events page!
For those who want to relive the Journey of the Utopia exhibit, we have posted a new photographic essay of its journey – like those of the Giessen Emigration Society – from Giessen to Missouri! While there sign up to follow Missouri Germans and receive this newsletter and emails alerting you to new blogs posted, or like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter! Later this month we will begin a series of Giessen Emigration Society updates for those interested in meeting relatives and learning more about the Society’s history that changed Missouri’s history in 1834. Use this link to see the actual ship arrival lists and biographies of members that are being shared.
Missouri Germans Consortium will be at the National Genealogical Society’s Conference Crossroads of America and invite you to stop by and visit us on Tuesday, May 12 from 1-5pm in the St. Louis Showcase when you are picking up your packet!
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Dorris Keeven-Franke, Executive Director