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The Giessen Society’s Descendants

An unusual genealogy project has evolved out of my work with the Traveling Summer Republic for the exhibit, Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America: the Giessen Emigration Society Descendants Project.

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Friedrich Muench led the way to Missouri where he wrote “the sun of freedom shines” and later went on to lead the Germans in St. Charles through the difficult days of the Civil War.

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The Legacy of Utopia

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.

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