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Category: Emigration

Utopia comes to the Missouri History Museum

The Traveling Summer Republic transforms the emigrants’ search into concrete experiences, and the team’s every arrival and farewell becomes a public event. The exhibits are unpacked, the travel trunks become the exhibits…

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Utopia Exhibit opens at GAHM in Washington DC

The exhibit followed the path of the emigrants from Giessen via Bremen and Bremerhaven to Baltimore where the project team, today’s “emigrants”, where greeted with a welcome ceremony at the Baltimore Immigration Memorial Garden at Locust Point

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Baltimore!!

Yesterday the MSC DYMPHNA reached the port of Baltimore. The UTOPIA exhibition container has been unloaded from the ship (at least we hope so…) and the ship left Baltimore at the same day.

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Why Utopia

The answer to the question lies in what is probably the least famous referral of all, found in a small church in Nieder Gemünden, written by a contemporary of one of the Society’s founders, Friedrich Muench. In 1857…

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The Legacy of Utopia

The Missouri History Museum will open an exhibition from Germany, Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America on November 22, 2014, which tells the story of one of the largest and most organized German emigration societies in Missouri’s history. But like the Giessen Society itself, the Utopia exhibit is the story of so much more.

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