In 1824, a German attorney named Gottfried Duden visited Missouri, living among the settlers of the young state for three years. In 1829 he returned to Germany and published a… Read more The German Heritage of Missouri →
The Exhibit Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places funded by the Missouri Humanities Council recently opened at the German American Heritage Foundation’s Museum in Washington DC. We have a video of… Read more Missouri Immigrant Experience Exhibit →
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM featuring Joan Suarez and Dorris Keeven-Franke as guest speakers introducing the exhibit. Executive Director Erika Harms and GAHF Board Member Megan Lott will represent the German-American Heritage Foundation at the opening reception.
“Today, German Village is a historic neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Initially platted in 1814 in Columbus’s South End, the German Village area primarily developed between”
Missouri is the state where “the Sun of Freedom shines” according to Friedrich Muench, co-founder of the Giessen Emigration Society in 1834. This land was uncharted, fertile, inexpensive and wide open. young attorney named Gottfried Duden from Remscheid Germany had taken notice of this newly formed State called Missouri just five years earlier.
Follow Missouri Germans as we kick off summer with a Road Trip! Join us as we tour the U.S. in search of more German Heritage! We’ve teamed up with Missouri Immigrant and Refugees Advocate (MIRA) leader Joan Suarez and are heading east, back to the coast, where many of our German ancestors and immigrants to the U.S. began their journey to Missouri!
The program The German Heritage of St. Charles County will be in the O’Fallon City Hall, 100 N Main Street, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6 pm. Please share this event with anyone interested in the German heritage of St. Charles County.
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