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Category: History

Utopia arrives in the U.S.!

There will be special hours and events for the opening weekend Sunday, September 7, and Monday, September 8, 2014.

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Descendants revisit Utopia in Germany and Missouri

The Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America exhibit shares the story of a large group of politically motived German emigrants in 1834, from all occupations, religions, cities and villages; and brings to life what it meant to be an emigrant bound for Missouri in the early 19th Century. It’s thought provoking images and words bring relevance to the subject of emigration, and its future.

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Dreamspinner

America prides itself on its freedoms and democracy. We celebrate those who work daily to keep it safe, and commemorate those who have made the greatest sacrifice already. Today, residents in many countries still see America as a Utopia.

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Open Minds

Besides collecting historical documents that give us facts, they need to be addressed with an open mind. Keeping an open mind while we interpret those documents, may lead us to learn new perspectives.

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Utopians arrive in Bremen

Their exhibition Utopia-Revisiting a German State in America reveals an almost forgotten moment in Germany, when nearly 500 joined leaders Friedrich Muench and Paul Follenius in their plan to create a German State in America…

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In their own words

We the undersigned, together with many of our most respected friends and fellow citizens, have decided to leave Germany and to seek our new homeland in the states of North America… Nearly 500 people would join Friedrich Muench and Paul Follenius on this journey

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