There is so much German going on this month! Read our entire newsletter so you don’t miss anything! This is where everything German in Missouri begins!
Das Oktoberfest dates from 1810. In 2010 the event celebrated its 200th birthday, but that year marked only the 177th Oktoberfest, what with wars, epidemics and such. The original Fest was the celebration of a Bavarian royal wedding. Princess Teresa (Therese) of Bavaria (1792-1854) had married crown prince Ludwig I (later king of Bavaria) on the evening of October 12, 1810. The next day, the city began celebrating the wedding with various activities, including concerts, parties, balls, and even a horse race on the 17th. It all went so well that the Bavarian royal family decided to hold another race a year later, beginning the Oktoberfest tradition. [From https://www.german-way.com] In Missouri, we’re so German that you can find an Oktoberfest in every city and on ALMOST every weekend!
St. Louis now has a new German restaurant! Check out the beautiful new renovated Das Bevo and enjoy the style Busch made famous with his world famous Bevo Mill!
Missouri’s German Heritage on Nationwide Survey! The German American Heritage Foundation of Washington, D.C. is creating THE GERMAN HERITAGE SURVEY which is an inventory of all of the German organizations, historic sites and heritage across the U.S. and asks you to enter your submission. Visit https://germanamericanheritagesurvey.com/ today and submit what you want to see preserved for future generations.
For more of Missouri’s German heritage, news, and events visit our website MO-Germans.com available 24/7 or follow us on Facebook!Interesting stories about our German Heritage, visit historic sites and meet interesting people, and follow all of the events happening across Missouri and the U.S. …
September events you won’t want to miss….
September 9 & 10 is the first of the St. Louis German Cultural Society’s OKTOBERFEST in Donau Park on Old Hwy 21 /West Four Ridge Road. This is definitely THE MOST GERMAN OKTOBERFEST IN ST. LOUIS! Enjoy music and dance by the Deutschmeister Brass Band, Folk Dancing by the Jugendgruppe, Kindertanzgruppe, and Mittlere Tanzgruppe, and singing by the local Sangervereins. Check out the history and displays of the local German organizations, enjoy great German food, beer and wine, or watch the soccer game. Something for everyone of all ages!
September 17 Missouri’s German Heritage Bus Tour Missouri Germans Consortium, St. Charles County German Heritage Society, and the Boone’s Lick Road Association. Become a German emigrant of the 1830s for an afternoon as we follow the Boone’s Lick road across St. Charles County for an afternoon of history, wine, and German food! Spend the afternoon at Blumenhof Winery in Dutzow, enjoy a German dinner and wine (for those over 21) and music. Bus will return to St Charles through America’s first Viticultural Area passing through Augusta and the former village of Hamburg. Bring a friend and spend the day exploring your German Heritage. Tour leaves St. Charles at 1pm and returns at 5pm. Tour guide is Dorris Keeven-Franke, Director of Missouri Germans Consortium. Reservations must be made in advance, no refunds.For more information call 636-221-1524 $40 For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/german-heritage-bus-tour-tickets-35607650441 Uses Eventbrite and PayPal but no PayPal account is necessary.
September 22, 23, 24 St. Charles Oktoberfest – Don’t miss the German Cultural Tent where all the German activities happen!
September 26 The German Culture Center is hosting noted historian and genealogist Roland Paul at 7pm in the University of Missouri St. Louis. For more information and to register (Free) by September 12 send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-516-6620
Coming up in October… mark your calendars now
October 4 – St. Charles County German Heritage Society meeting. Everyone is welcome.
October 7 – GERMAN AMERICAN DAY CELEBRATION AND OKTOBERFEST at Donau Park Old Hwy 21 /West Four Ridge Road – Info www.germanstl.org
October 8 OKTOBERFEST German Cultural Society – – Donau Park Old Hwy 21 /West Four Ridge Road – Info www.germanstl.org
October 14 – Deutscher Maennerchor’s – FALL CONCERT AND DANCE St. Louis German Cultural Society Hall -Info 314-487-9296 or email@example.com
October 21 Schuetzenverein – HUBERTSFEIER, German Cultural Society Hall Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or wwww.schuetzen.freeservers.com
October 21 & 22 DEUTSCH COUNTRY DAYS https://www.deutschcountrydays.org/
October 28 – Germanic Genealogy Society -GATHERING Info 636-537-2784 or ggsstl.org
October 28 – Volksmarsch Club – WALK BELLEFONTAINE CEMETERY – Info 314-379-4493 or www.sites.google.com/site/stlouisava/
Also… For more news from Germany and other important information Missouri Germans Consortium follows http://www.germany.info/
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