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 that event on our YOU TUBE Channel for you. After a short tour of the museum there are the opening remarks by President of the German American Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Marc Wheat, President and Founder of Missouri Immigrant and Refugees Advocates Joan Suarez, and Missouri Germans Consortium Executive Director Dorris Keeven-Franke. Executive Director Erika Harms shared in the Director’s Message
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA appreciates the support and cultural programming of our member clubs and organizations, which we are eager to highlight in this edition of GAHF Club Connect.
We are excited to work with member organization the Missouri Germans Consortium by featuring “The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places”, a traveling exhibit developed in conjunction with the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, which opens tomorrow at the GAHM.
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We say farewell to Utopia in Washington DC on October 25 at 3 pm with a social hour and piano recital by Julia Muench. A direct descendant of the Giessen Emigration Society founder Friedrich Muench, Julia Muench will play a number of musical pieces paying tribute to the Giessen Emigration Society. Her repertoire includes a number of compositions from the time period, including pieces from Beethoven, Chopin, and Mozart. She will also play a musical arrangement that was composed by her great-great-great-grandfather Friedrich Muench. Please make a reservation at email@example.com for the event at the German American Heritage Museum.
In St. Charles Missouri the St. Charles County Historical Society will have Traveling Summer Republic member Dorris Keeven-Franke speak about the Giessen Emigration Society members who settled in St. Charles County at their Quarterly Luncheon. The Luncheon will be held at the Stegton Regency Banquet Center and reservations can be made by calling 636-946-9828, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or at SCCHS.ORG online. She will also share news about the upcoming arrival of Utopia at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri on November 22; and the St. Louis International Film Festival screening the new Utopia documentary on November 23.