The St. Louis Metro area is considered the third largest German-American community in all of America! From the Library of Congress: “The German immigrant story is a long one—a story… Read more How German are we? →
On this day 100 years ago, the U.S.A. entered the war against Germany. This would not only change world history, but it would also be the beginning of a huge shift in the perception of our German-American culture as well. We will explore that history in the coming months. But today we wanted to draw your attention to the available online resources being unveiled and shared. At the Missouri State Archives: http://missourioverthere.org/ At the Missouri History Museum: http://mohistory.org/ww1 And on NPR: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/100-years-later-st-louis-and-nation-remember-great-war#stream/0 My friend Jim Merkel will be sharing some St. Louis Missouri stories… Read more World War I →
St. Louis Community College education class led by historian Dorris Keeven-Franke, who will share the lives of the Muench family who emigrated to Missouri in 1834. Friedrich Muench was a co-founder… Read more Germans in the Civil War: The Muench Family →
October is the month when you can almost find an Oktoberfest around every corner. Here are some other events happening in Missouri that you may find interesting! We hope that you are able to attend some of these very interesting programs.
Summertime and Music Go Together! Two things you won’t want to miss this month are “The German Harmonica and the African-American Blues Culture” and the 25th Annual Sangerfest in Cole Camp.
The Utopia exhibition is an example of what can happen when a few people put our minds together in a collaboration, just imagine what the world would be like today if entire countries could work together like this.
March 2016 Missouri Germans Consortium Newsletter has information on German exhibits, lectures, events and classes that you may enjoy.
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!