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BADISCHER UNTERSTUTZUNGVEREIN  Wolfgang Volz 314.330.2283 Another of  the very old St. Louis German/American associations, the St. Louis Badischer Unterstützungs Verein was founded on December 20, 1885 to provide sociability and support for immigrants from Baden who were in need.  It continues to look to offer ongoing support to the members’ survivors.

COLE CAMP GERMAN SINGERS – Neil Heimsoth  660-668-3157   heimat@embarqmail.com

DEUTSCHER MANNERCHOR  Klemens Wolf 314.487.9296  The German male choir is a group of many nationalities and diverse backgrounds who enjoy singing and gemütlichkeit, and who practice every Thursday at the German Cultural Hall. We invite males 18 and older to join, we sing German songs, but they are not hard to learn. We have several performances and spring and fall concerts. Rehearsals: Thursday 8:00pm

DEUTSCHER SCHULVEREIN – GERMAN SCHOOL ASSN.  Helga Thalheimer  314.452.8780  www.germanschoolstl.org   An independent, not-for-profit organization serving the St. Louis area for 45 years. The school is dedicated to promoting the language and culture of German-speaking countries.


GERMAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS  James Martin 314.691.4199  GAHS is dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of our German forebears and to the promulgation of cooperation and understanding between Germany and the United States.  An objective of the organization is the establishment of archives at the St. Louis Public Library documenting the history of German-oriented families settling in St. Louis and surrounding areas.

GERMAN CULTURAL SOCIETY Monika Lorenz  314.771.8368  website: germanstl.org  The German Cultural Society of St. Louis had its origin in the St. Louis Chapter of the American Aid Society, which was founded in 1945 to help German refugees from Eastern Europe who fled to Germany and Austria. When immigration to the United States became a possibility, many of these refugees who came to St. Louis joined the Society, as did other immigrants from Germany and Austria.

GERMAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS  Karl Daubel  636.537.2784  Its mission is to enable its members to explore varied interests in their German ancestry and the development of German-American culture in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area in a variety of contexts. It is intended to foster education about our rich German heritage. website WWW.GGSSTL.ORG 

G.T.E.V. D’FROLICHE SCHUHPLATTLER  Nancy Plunk 636.561.9051  www.stlouis-schuhplattler.com  The G.T.E.V. D’Froehliche Schuhplatter was founded on February 10, 1976, and is one of the 76 clubs in the Gauverband Nordamerika, an international group of Schuhplattler clubs from all over the United States and Canada.  G.T.E.V. D’Froehliche Schuhplatter strives to preserve the German culture through traditional folk dancing, music and German singing.  The group participates in many events, including private, civic, local and out-of-town. website: www.st.ouis-schuhplattler.com

HONORARY CONSUL FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY Paul R. Obernuefemann, 600 Washington Ave., Ste 2500 St. Louis, MO 63101 USA Call (314) 314.444.7887 Fax (314)612-7887 Email: st-louis@hk-diplo.de    Web: www.germany.info  

LIEDERKRANZ SINGING SOCIETY  Norm Cleeland  636.225.7332  Founded in St. Louis in November of 1870, the group is the oldest such organization west of the Mississippi. They rehearse on Tuesday evenings at the St. Louis German Cultural Hall on Jefferson Ave. They perform at various venues and host an annual dinner.

MISSOURI COUNCIL FOR HISTORY EDUCATION http://www.mohistoryeducation.org/

MISSOURI GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE  http://mga.missouri.edu/




MISSOURI IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES ADVOCATES  Joan Suarez 314-669-1288 info@mira-mo.org Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA) is a coalition of community, labor, faith, business and direct service organizations that recognizes the intrinsic value of all people and advocates for the basic rights of all immigrants and refugees.

ST. CHARLES GERMAN HERITAGE CLUB  Dorris Keeven-Franke 636.221.1524  www.stcharlesgermanclub.org   founded in 1973 by a small group of St. Charles residents.  The club’s goals are simple:  to share traditions handed down by our German ancestors, to preserve the history of German settlers in St. Charles County, to foster understanding of German customs and culture, and to generally promote Gemütlichkeit among our members.

ST. CHARLES – LUDWIGSBURG SISTER CITIES Susie Stegemann 636-946-6860 website www.dapludwigsburgstcharles.com

ST. LOUIS BAYERN VEREIN  Ken Umhoefer  314.381.2814  One of the oldest of all of the St. Louis German/American associations, the St. Louis Bayern Verein was founded on September 9, 1883 to offer sociable entertainment and assistance to fellow Bavarians.  It is still going strong today.

ST. LOUIS GERMAN AMERICAN COMM.  President- Wolfgang D. Volz; Vice President – Michael Lauer, Secretary – Harrison Billy, Treasurer – Norman Cleeland  www.germanamericancommittee.com  To act as an umbrella and coordinating organization consisting of German/American organizations in the greater St. Louis geographic region.  website http://www.germanamericancommittee.com/

ST. LOUIS GENEALOGY SOCIETY – GERMAN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP Carrol Whitton dedicated to teaching German genealogy. Join in learning accepted techniques and resources used for tracing German ancestry in St. Louis, the U.S. and German-speaking Europe.  Free and open to the public; G-SIG meets four times a year at St. Louis County Library. http://www.stlgs.org  

ST. LOUIS STRASSENFEST CORP – Patrick Worzer 314-703-1800

ST. LOUIS – STUTTGART SISTER CITIES, INC. Susanne Evens  636.530.1010 Website www.stl4stuttgart.com Serving the St. Louis community since 1960, St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister Cities (SLSSC) has been actively involved in encouraging multicultural experiences through cultural events, student exchanges, business trade missions.

ST. LOUIS – STUTTGART VOLKSMARCH CLUB Donna Dasho  314.831.0726 website  www.schuetzen.freeservers.com

Volkssporting simply defined, is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing and roller or ice skating. You may choose your time to start within the start/finish “window” and participate in the sport at your own pace.

SCHUTZENVEREIN VON ST. LOUIS Norman Waterwiese  636.532.3637  Established in 1961, the mission of the Schutzenverein St. Louis (St. Louis Shooting Club) has been to enhance German and American relationships by providing fellowship and education through mutual social interest in German Schuetzenverein traditions and competitions.   The organization has regular meetings, and air rifle competitions are held on the fourth Thursday of every month.

STAMMTISCH – ST. LOUIS  Peter Moszyk  314.489.8006  The Stammtisch is a friendly get together for all who enjoy the German language, culture and beer. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s at Square One Brewery, 1727 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104. Our informal meetings run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.



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DEUTSCHHEIM STATE HISTORIC SITE  Cynthia Browne, Hermann, MO 573.486.2200  http://mostateparks.com/park/deutschheim-state-historic-site

GERMAN CULTURAL SOCIETY HALL  3652 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118  314.771.8368      DONAU PARK 314.771.8368  http://www.germanamericancommittee.com/     Calendar of Events

GERMAN CULTURE CENTER  University of Missouri Larry Marsh; 314.516.6620  www.germanclulturecenter.org  The German Culture Center is located on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is a unit of the Center for International Studies. The GCC is also a “cultural institute” of GOETHE INSTITUT. Since its founding, the GCC has become a key institution for area German teachers, for the German American community, and for those in the general public who wish to know more about German life, language and culture. Students from the University of Missouri-St. Louis also make great use of the Center’s resources, borrowing materials, attending classes at the Center or visiting the bi-weekly “Kaffeestunden,” which bring together students and community members to speak German informally over refreshments and coffee.

STRASSENFEST GERMAN GARDEN Missouri Botanical Garden 314.577.5100  www.mobot.org

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