BOLD MOVES – The Giessen Emigration Society

Recently, Missouri was visited by German documentary film maker Peter Roloff of maxim Films of Berlin, Germany; and historian, writer and archivist Ludwig Brake of Giessen Germany. On October 21,2012 at the program BOLD MOVES, held at the beautiful Walther Auditorium at the Concordia Historical Institute, they and author and archivist Dorris Keeven-Franke shared their thoughts […]

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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, […]

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