Join us and our friends with the St. Charles German Heritage Society and the Boone’s Lick Road Association on Sunday, September 17, 2017 for an afternoon of history, wine, and German food! Become a German immigrant who would have joined thousands of other American settlers who followed the Boone’s Lick Road. Spend the afternoon at Blumenhof Winery in Dutzow, enjoy a German dinner and wine (for those over 21) and learn about the German Heritage of Missouri. 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.
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“Remember, remember always, that all of us… are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1938
A collection of contemporary and archival photography, and is particularly relevant as it celebrates the irrefutable role of immigrants in the development of St. Louis and Missouri and simultaneously illuminates the human side of immigration in Missouri today. In the early 19th century, Missouri began welcoming waves of immigrants from Germany and Ireland, and by the turn of the century, Italian, Polish, Greek, and Eastern European Jewish communities had settled in the state. By 1900, St. Louis, Missouri was the fourth-largest city in America and home to one of the most predominantly foreign-born populations in the country. THE MISSOURI IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: FACES AND PLACES exhibit from the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates was curated by Danny Gonzales and features photos by Juan Montana, Amela Sinanagic, Oscar Pedroza and Rita Chu. This project was created in support of the German Heritage Corridor of Missouri and in partnership with the Missouri Germans Consortium and the Missouri Humanities Council.
German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA, Washington, D.C. will host Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places June 1 through August 5 at the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA located at 719 Sixth Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM featuring Joan Suarez and Dorris Keeven-Franke as guest speakers introducing the exhibit. Executive Director Erika Harms and GAHF Board Member Megan Lott will represent the German-American Heritage Foundation at the opening reception. The museum is open from 11 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 12 PM to 5 PM. It is closed on Sunday and Monday. Museum admission prices are $7 for adults, $5 for students, and free for GAHF members and children under 12. More info at www.gahmusa.org.
About the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA: The mission of the German-American Heritage Museum is to collect, record, preserve and exhibit the rich cultural legacy of Americans of German-speaking ancestry and make their contributions to American history available to audiences of all ages. The museum also seeks to highlight the political, cultural and economic relations between Germany and the United States. The museum opened in 2010 in the heart of the old European-American section of Washington.
The German Heritage of St Charles County – This will be a concurrent event with the O’Fallon Historic Preservation Commission and the O’Fallon Historical Society. Dorris Keeven-Franke will give an informative speech about the German Heritage of St. Charles County. Dorris is the Executive Director of the Missouri Germans Consortium, an open German-American organization devoted to the preservation of the heritage, culture and history of the German emigrants that settled in Missouri. They partner with other like-minded organizations to bring programs, books, and events to those across the U.S. with the same interests and goals. Registration is not required and there is plenty of room at the handicapped accessible City Hall Council chambers. The meeting will be in the O’Fallon City Hall, 100 N Main Street, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6 pm. Please share this event with your friends or anyone interested in the German heritage of St. Charles County.