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!
The latest edition of Die Zeitung, Missouri Germans Consortium’s newsletter is out! We have everything German happening in Missouri!
While pockets of German settlement developed throughout Missouri, a majority of immigrants settled along the Missouri River. Thus the German Heritage Corridor will focus on the counties north and south of the Missouri River, from St. Charles and St. Louis, to Chariton and Saline counties. Along this corridor, distinctly German communities grew up and still exist today…
But up in the hills, towns such as New Melle are just as interesting for their immigrant heritage. Named after a town in the Kingdom of Hanover, immigrants clearly saw naming their town after the one they left as a way of beginning again anew, and hopefully avoiding the mistakes of “Old” Melle. They suffered the same hardships as the citizens of St. Louis, enduring a severe cholera epidemic that devastated the town.
This coming fall Missouri Life magazine will publish a new book on the German heritage of Missouri. Featuring the GERMAN HERITAGE CORRIDOR of Missouri, a Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) initiative, this new publication highlights Missouri’s German culture and history along the Missouri River. Thousands of German immigrants moved to Missouri in several large groups in the 1830s, many settling along the Missouri River.
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!
What makes you think of the German Heritage in Missouri? Missouri Germans Consortium has partnered with the Missouri Humanities Council to create Missouri’s German Heritage Corridor. MHC’s new Director Steve Belko is…