March 2017

Spring has sprung in so many places! And while everyone wonders if there will be another blast from ‘old man winter’ we all welcome the opportunity to explore and enjoy this beautiful spring. This past month Missouri Germans Consortium has been very busy with several partners and programs, and we have several more exciting projects and events that we are looking forward to sharing with you in the coming months.

Everywhere we go we get asked about the Missouri Humanities Council‘s wonderful project, the German Heritage Corridor. After Governor Nixon signed the German Heritage Corridor into being on July 1, 2017, they began working towards a Planning Grant from theMO_GHC_logo National Endowment for the Humanities. Everyone contact your representatives today, because programs like these are what provide funding for this! We all want to see our German heritage be preserved and survive for future generations. This is the way of making this happen.

16939162_10209105625861168_7608132427522326345_nOn the State level there are also so many wonderful partners that are doing great work today here, many of which also partner and receive funding through the Missouri Humanities Council. The Missouri Immigrants and Refugees Advocates (MIRA) is one of the many such groups who have received assistance who are doing projects such as the Missouri Emigrant Experience: Faces and Places. We urge you to visit their exhibit in Jefferson City in the coming months.

Missouri Germans Consortium is also very busy this month visiting and providing programming for all of you who enjoy listening and learning more about your German heritage, and the following are just a few of those opportunities…

March 2, 2017  The German Heritage of Warren County  Noon- Innsbruck, Wright City MO Warren County Rotary, Free

March 7, 2017 Opening of Missouri Emigrant Experience: Faces and Places 5pm Rozier Gallery, Missouri State Museum Jefferson City, Friends of the Missouri State Museum, free

March 8, 2017 What Makes St. Louis So German? Missouri History Museum-St. Louis Community College Continuing Education, 10:30 am, Museum lower level, free pre-registration required

March 15, 2017 The German Heritage of St. Charles County  Lake St. Louis Historical Society, noon – Lake St. Louis Community Room, free and open to the public

March 16, 2017 The German Heritage of St Charles  Friends of the First State Capitol, 7 pm at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site (200 Main Street, St. Charles) $10 Donation to the Friends, pre-registration asked for

March 20, 2017 The German Abolitionists: the Muench Family Scenic Regional Library Hermann, MO 6:30 pm, Hermann Library, Hermann, MO free and open to the public

March 28, 2017 The Germans in the Civil War: the Muench Family Missouri History Museum-St. Louis Community College Continuing Education, 10:30 am, Museum lower level, free pre-registration required

If you would like more information about these programs, or would like to host Missouri Germans Consortium for one of your own, please visit us on Facebook or contact us via email.

Dorris Keeven-Franke, Executive Director, Missouri Germans Consortium

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