The exhibit then traveled by ship across the Atlantic, and is now being readied for the public at the German American Heritage Museum at 719 Sixth Street NW in Washington D.C. where it will open this Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
The Missouri History Museum will open an exhibition from Germany, Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America on November 22, 2014, which tells the story of one of the largest and most organized German emigration societies in Missouri’s history. But like the Giessen Society itself, the Utopia exhibit is the story of so much more.
This is part of the Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies: 1720 to the Present program at the German American Heritage Foundation.
Baltimore House opens once again for a special emigrant from Germany…
Everyone is an immigrant…
“like Friedrich Muench, who as “Far West” went on to write books about Missouri for Germans, urging them to emigrate.”
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 issues of freedom, democracy, political struggles, and a desperate desire at any cost, for a better life for one’s family, is striking in its similarity for today.