Missouri has become a “German” state, filled wth the rich traditions and culture our ancestors fought so hard for. From abolitionists to zither players, and everything in between, we are proud of this heritage.
n January 11, 1865, Arnold Krekel, serving as the elected President of the Missouri Constitutional Convention signed Missouri’s Emancipation Proclamation thereby ending the enslavement of all African American’s in Missouri.
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Missouri Germans has been busy and we have a lot of exciting news to share!
“Beginning in the 1830s, thousands of German immigrants moved to Missouri in several large groups. They were inspired in part by a favorable report of the area by Gottfried Duden… Read more German Heritage Corridor →
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.