The latest edition of Die Zeitung, Missouri Germans Consortium’s newsletter is out! We have everything German happening in Missouri!
While pockets of German settlement developed throughout Missouri, a majority of immigrants settled along the Missouri River. Thus the German Heritage Corridor will focus on the counties north and south of the Missouri River, from St. Charles and St. Louis, to Chariton and Saline counties. Along this corridor, distinctly German communities grew up and still exist today…
But up in the hills, towns such as New Melle are just as interesting for their immigrant heritage. Named after a town in the Kingdom of Hanover, immigrants clearly saw naming their town after the one they left as a way of beginning again anew, and hopefully avoiding the mistakes of “Old” Melle. They suffered the same hardships as the citizens of St. Louis, enduring a severe cholera epidemic that devastated the town.
We thank all of our partners and everyone who attended our programs, followed our blog, joined our tours, subscribed to our journal or participated in any of our various activities. You helped make this the best year ever for the Missouri Germans Consortium! Thank you! Stay tuned for a fantastic 2016!
This summer Missouri Germans is going on the road! The Heritage Travel in Missouri road that is! As we research Missouri’s German Heritage Corridor, and visit all the interesting people, places and sites we will share our discoveries! This place partners with the early American settlers, and for that reason, many don’t realize the great opportunity that lays inside for those who love to hear the German story. Do you know this place?
They brought their distinctive German culture with them, including wine and beer making, agriculture, festivals, language, religion, customs, and architecture, leaving an indelible imprint on Missouri and the nation.
Join us as Missouri Germans Consortium goes on a Summer Road Trip
Missouri is a state rich with German Heritage! From the Maifests to the Oktoberfests, from St. Louis to Concordia, and the wineries that fill the Missouri River valley, we still enjoy many customs and traditions and proudly state “my ancestors came from Germany!”
Missouri’s rich ethnic background still fills its valleys, and events that celebrate its history still happen annually, keeping the traditions alive. Missouri Germans applauds the Missouri Humanities Council new initiative recently launched to preserve and promote this important aspect of our State’s history and heritage. Danke!