In July of 1833, the organizers of those that became Members of the Giessen Emigration Society as found on the Ship Arrival Lists, Friedrich Muench and Paul Follenius published the Call and Declaration… Read more Giessen Emigration Society →
In the decade of the 1830s alone over 120,000 Germans immigrated to America, and one-third of those settled in Missouri. Those are the emigrants that made it. Thousands would not… Read more Coming to America →
Join us for an afternoon of history, wine, and German food! Become a German immigrant on the German Heritage bus tour…
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 →
In 1829, Gottfried Duden published a small book called A Report on a Journey to the Western States that told Germans about this fabulous state of Missouri! Thousands followed his advice and soon Missouri was one of the most German states in America.
Currently we are seeking any historical societies or museums with collections that share in this story! If you have an active organization, such as a Sister City in Germany, or maybe your Church’s social group, perhaps you can share that history? Time is closing and we don’t want to miss anyone!
The Missouri Humanities Council’s German Heritage Corridor connects all of those communities along scenic byways, showcasing German heritage and creating a corridor designed to increase tourism in the entire region. It will preserve Missouri’s German heritage as a designated scenic byway preserving it for future generations to enjoy. With this book, and other applications, the German Heritage Corridor help everyone learn what this rich heritage has brought our state. We applaud the Missouri Humanities Council and Missouri Life Magazine for their work. For more information visit GermanHeritageCorridor.com or Like German Heritage Corridor on Facebook!
Missouri Germans Consortium is a free online International association of everything German in Missouri, for those interested in the German heritage of Missouri. Our mission is to partner with organizations such as ours, preserve the culture, educate on the history, promote with programs and projects, while providing an open forum for the public to come together.