What an amazing opening weekend! From the private members opening on Friday night on, it’s was incredible! Fantastic attendance and reviews! Utopia -Revisiting a German State in America is a creation of the Traveling Summer Republic team from Germany (and the U.S.) and resonates in its new home in the Missouri History Museum. In all the places it has been seen across Germany and in the US, the Missouri History Museum is the most perfect fit. It is simply beautiful there with its stories of German emigration, and discussion of today’s immigration issues, the voices of the Giessen Emigration Society resonate. The exhibit is open every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) between now and April 19, 2015, with the hours of of 10am – 5pm daily, is free, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity. Share with your friends, or bring your family and enjoy the new discussions about German heritage, and utopian ideals.
The Giessen Emigration Society in St. Charles County
In the summer of 1834, over five hundred Germans came to Missouri, the land of freedom and opportunity, from all walks of life and all over Germany. They were bound together by one goal, to create a German state in America. Friedrich Muench led the way to Missouri where he wrote “the sun of freedom shines” and later went on to lead the Germans in St. Charles through the difficult days of the Civil War. These Germans settled in St. Paul, Cottleville, Augusta, Melle, Hamburg and St. Charles, and left a legacy that can still be found today. Dorris Keeven-Franke, Director of the Missouri Germans Consortium, will present the next St. Charles County Historical Society Luncheon program. Keeven-Franke will also share news about the upcoming German exhibition Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America, coming to the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis on November 22, 2014. That exhibit created by the Traveling Summer Republic has traveled across Germany and is in Washington, D.C. presently.