Upcoming program on UTOPIA on April 2nd at Stegton Regency
Germans first began emigrating to Missouri in groups, and the Giessen Emigration Society was the largest such group ever organized in Germany to come here. Germans have played a huge role in St. Louis’ history, and will be featured in the STL250 event calendar.
Should Missouri petition Merriam-Webster to change its definition of Utopia?
America, where the “sun of freedom shines”, is still Utopia for thousands every year. Have we forgotten that is what brought our own ancestors here? Would they be proud of us today?
Two years later, on New Years day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
German television captures visit to Nieder Gemünden by Carol Muench
he City of Giessen will host the Exhibition Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America which explores the themes of emigration, loyalty and patriotism, in the Cultural Center, opening November 1, 2013.
After eight years they are bringing together their work and findings to create a world of discovery for people of all ages through video installations, texts, archives, footage, and photographs.