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Descendants Day

THE LEGACY OF THE GIESSEN EMIGRATION SOCIETY is a talk by Dorris Keeven-Franke, historian, author, and member of the Traveling Summer Republic, shares stories of what became of many of the members of the Giessen Emigration Society at 2:00 pm. at the Missouri History Museum in the Lee Auditorium on December 13, 2014.

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Missouri History Museum November 23rd Schedule of Events

The exhibition will be open from November 22, 2014 until April 19, 2015, as the Missouri History Museum hosts many lectures, films, programs and events in conjunction. The free exhibition was created by an internatioanl group of historians, archivists, film makers, photographers and artists called the Traveling Summer Republic, and is in both German and in English.

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Why Utopia

The answer to the question lies in what is probably the least famous referral of all, found in a small church in Nieder Gemünden, written by a contemporary of one of the Society’s founders, Friedrich Muench. In 1857…

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Crossing the Atlantic

the waves forced their way into the steerage area and in the same instant, as I wanted to stand up, came such a wave as we had not yet seen, and drowned the whole…

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From the Traveling Summer Republic Team  in Bremen, The exhibition “Utopia” in Bremen is coming to an end. The exhibition can still be visited until July 4, afterwards all objects and stations will be stowed back in the container and be shipped abroad to its next station, the German-American Heritage Museum, Washington DC. On Friday, 4 July 2014 at 6 pm, we warmly invite to one of the last events: “BBQ with Joan Koechig on Independence Day” and to the open air TV projection of the soccer match Germany vs. France. Food & drinks… Read more Farewell

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