From the Traveling Summer Republic Team in Bremen, The exhibition “Utopia” in Bremen is coming to an end. The exhibition can still be visited until July 4, afterwards all objects and stations will be stowed back in the container and be shipped abroad to its next station, the German-American Heritage Museum, Washington DC. On Friday, 4 July 2014 at 6 pm, we warmly invite to one of the last events: “BBQ with Joan Koechig on Independence Day” and to the open air TV projection of the soccer match Germany vs. France. Food & drinks… Read more Farewell →
“like Friedrich Muench, who as “Far West” went on to write books about Missouri for Germans, urging them to emigrate.”
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.
The issues of freedom, democracy, political struggles, and a desperate desire at any cost, for a better life for one’s family, is striking in its similarity for today.
One cannot go back. America is a melting pot for so many, as nearly all of our families were immigrants once. Once our own ancestors came here with their own dreams pinned with hope for a better future.
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…
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?