The Missouri Humanities Council’s German Heritage Corridor connects all of those communities along scenic byways, showcasing German heritage and creating a corridor designed to increase tourism in the entire region. It will preserve Missouri’s German heritage as a designated scenic byway preserving it for future generations to enjoy. With this book, and other applications, the German Heritage Corridor help everyone learn what this rich heritage has brought our state. We applaud the Missouri Humanities Council and Missouri Life Magazine for their work. For more information visit GermanHeritageCorridor.com or Like German Heritage Corridor on Facebook!
But up in the hills, towns such as New Melle are just as interesting for their immigrant heritage. Named after a town in the Kingdom of Hanover, immigrants clearly saw naming their town after the one they left as a way of beginning again anew, and hopefully avoiding the mistakes of “Old” Melle. They suffered the same hardships as the citizens of St. Louis, enduring a severe cholera epidemic that devastated the town.
This coming fall Missouri Life magazine will publish a new book on the German heritage of Missouri. Featuring the GERMAN HERITAGE CORRIDOR of Missouri, a Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) initiative, this new publication highlights Missouri’s German culture and history along the Missouri River. Thousands of German immigrants moved to Missouri in several large groups in the 1830s, many settling along the Missouri River.
The family continued to live there, and bury nearby in the small family graveyard. Eventually the small log cabin was no longer lived in, but it was not forgotten. But it almost became lost, when in late November, it was stolen. The cabin thief has been caught. All is right with the world again. We hear plans are underway to put the cabin up, in a place where it can be seen and enjoyed more too. And another piece of the German Heritage Corridor will be preserved for future generations.
What makes you think of the German Heritage in Missouri? Missouri Germans Consortium has partnered with the Missouri Humanities Council to create Missouri’s German Heritage Corridor. MHC’s new Director Steve Belko is…
Missouri’s rich ethnic background still fills its valleys, and events that celebrate its history still happen annually, keeping the traditions alive. Missouri Germans applauds the Missouri Humanities Council new initiative recently launched to preserve and promote this important aspect of our State’s history and heritage. Danke!
Now Missouri Humanities Council Executive Director Steve Belko has announced a new heritage tourism initiative called Missouri’s German Heritage Corridor that shares that history, and brings this very rich and important part of our culture and heritage to life today. Missouri Germans Consortium’s Director Dorris Keeven-Franke will be assisting with the survey.