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Headed for Giessen

With an extensive calendar of events in its luggage, the team is read for the Opening Weekend on November 1st.

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Revisiting a German State in America A Traveling Exhibition In 1834 five-hundred Germans emigrated to the United States, with an intention to establish their own state. Decades of revolutionary struggles had failed, convincing them that the power of their rulers could not be broken, for the time being. Yet, as passionate democrats, they were determined to establish a new German Republic – in North America. This bold, now almost forgotten, venture of the Giessen Emigration Society, was an event much-discussed at that time. The Society’s founders were unable to achieve… Read more Utopia

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Lunch with Gottfried Duden

In 1829, a small book titled A Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America, in the years 1824, 25, 26 & 27, by Gottfried Duden, extolling the virtues of the new State of Missouri, and the Missouri River valley, opened the floodgates to the waves of emigrants to Missouri. On Saturday, April 21st, 2012 St. Charles County Historical Society’s Quarterly Luncheon at Stegton’s Regency Banquet Center will host speaker Dorris Keeven-Franke who will present the program Lunch with Gottfried Duden.  For more information visit their website or email… Read more Lunch with Gottfried Duden

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The Reisende Sommer-Republik

The Missouri German Consortium is happy to host the upcoming visit of members of the Reisende Sommer Republik from Bremen Germany in September! Please join us at the various activities planned for their visit.

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Revisiting Utopia

On September 24, 2011, participants will have a unique opportunity to re-live and re-visit an important part of Missouri’s German history, on the upcoming bus tour Utopia Revisited…

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Utopia Revisited

… become a member of the Giessen Emigration Society, and experience their departure from Germany, voyage to the U.S., travel the frontier and settle in the Lake Creek valley. Tour will include visits to the sites of Gottfried Duden, Friedrich Muench, Paul Follenius and the Baron von Bock’s Dutzow.

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