America prides itself on its freedoms and democracy. We celebrate those who work daily to keep it safe, and commemorate those who have made the greatest sacrifice already. Today, residents in many countries still see America as a Utopia.
The Giessen Emigration Society Genealogy Project Imagine yourself trying to locate the descendants of 500 German emigrants. They’re not the same family, religion, nor do they come from the same village or province. The only… Read more Unusual Genealogy project →
Besides collecting historical documents that give us facts, they need to be addressed with an open mind. Keeping an open mind while we interpret those documents, may lead us to learn new perspectives.
Many of the Society members led influential lives, which played a part in the reason Missouri became one of those in America with a large population with German heritage.
Writer, Rolf Schmidt, of Bremen Germany found this lithograph in September 2010 in a regional chronicle in the Archives of Altenburg.
The Missouri Germans Consortium and Reisende Sommer Republik of Germany announces the exhibit: Utopia in Saint Charles County.
In September, 2014, the Exhibition, Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America will open at the museum of the German-American Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., sharing this interesting story nationwide. After two months in our nations’ Capitol, it will travel to St. Louis, Missouri, and open at the Missouri History Museum on November 22, 2014.
German television captures visit to Nieder Gemünden by Carol Muench