German-American Heritage Survey

Missouri Germans Consortium is so excited to share the German-American Heritage Foundation’s recent announcement!  Today President Marc Wheat shared in his President’s message “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dorris Keeven-Franke, of St. Charles, Missouri to chair a key program of our 40th Me in blueanniversary year, the German-American Heritage Survey. Through this initiative, historic landmarks, organizations, and other sites of interest to German Americans throughout the United States will be identified as a first step toward preserving this heritage for future generations. Keeven-Franke worked closely with the Missouri Humanities Council beginning in April 2015 on the Missouri German Heritage Corridor, gathering a database of important sites that record the westward settlement of German-speaking Americans. Keeven-Franke will bring those same skills to lead a large team to compile a nationwide survey of all things German across the United States, modeled on the Missouri Humanities German Heritage Corridor designated by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on July 1, 2016.”

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