Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has declared Saturday, October 7, German American Day in Missouri! All of the St. Louis Regional German-American organizations will celebrate the occasion at the St. Louis… Read more German-American Day →
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 program The German Heritage of St. Charles County will be in the O’Fallon City Hall, 100 N Main Street, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6 pm. Please share this event with anyone interested in the German heritage of St. Charles County.
St. Louis Community College education class led by historian Dorris Keeven-Franke, who will share the lives of the Muench family who emigrated to Missouri in 1834. Friedrich Muench was a co-founder… Read more Germans in the Civil War: The Muench Family →
German Abolitionists in the Civil War will be the subject of a talk at the Hermann Branch of the Scenic Regional Library on Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at 401 Market Street in Hermann. Author and Executive Director of the Missouri Germans Consortium Dorris Keeven-Franke will share the lives of the Muench family …
Jacob Frey at Gallery 210 on the UMSL Campus on Feb 25
in SCHADENFREUDE, A Love Story, Rebecca Schuman relates her personal encounters with the country and people behind it all…
People in Germany have been celebrating a form
of Karneval since the Middle Ages. Since it’s
early beginnings, Karneval, and its equivalents of
Fastnacht and Fasching, was a period when the
world was turned upside down.
The normal order of things was reversed: Partying
was suddenly acceptable, the figure of the fool or
clown was respected, and the nobility was openly
satirized. The simple craftsmen and workers rose
to the position of prince in their guilds and paraded
through the streets in hand-sewn robes showering
bystanders with food and wine instead of golden