Looking for the German in Missouri! In progress is “Exploring Missouri’s German Heritage” a richly detailed book with hundreds of high quality photos. A new book that shares Missouri’s German heritage with a fresh look at a state steeped with Germans history. This book is being published this coming October in conjunction with the Missouri Humanities Council’s heritage tourism initiative, the German Heritage Corridor. Currently working to designate the corridor, there will also be an “app” that will let users find the closest heritage site, museum, winery or biergarten!
Missouri Life is producing this in conjunction with the heritage tourism initiative by the Missouri Humanities Council that brings to life the amazing story of how the land along the Missouri River from St. Louis to Glasgow was settled by German immigrants beginning in the 1830s. While this explores the past it is also aimed at inspiring people to visit these areas and explore what is there today. German settlement developed throughout Missouri, with a majority of immigrants settled along the Missouri River. Thus the German Heritage Corridor will focus on the counties north and south of the Missouri River.
Currently we are seeking any historical societies or museums with collections that share in this story! If you have an active organization, such as a Sister City in Germany, or maybe your Church’s social group, perhaps you can share that history? Time is closing and we don’t want to miss anyone! Connect with us at Germanheritagecorridor.com or on Facebook!