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Documentary Premiere

The film accompanies the exhibit Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America which opens at the Missouri History Museum on November 22, 2014.

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Descendants revisit Utopia in Germany and Missouri

The Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America exhibit shares the story of a large group of politically motived German emigrants in 1834, from all occupations, religions, cities and villages; and brings to life what it meant to be an emigrant bound for Missouri in the early 19th Century. It’s thought provoking images and words bring relevance to the subject of emigration, and its future.

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Traveling Summer Republic updates

All of the interesting events planned for The Kulturkirche St. Stephani – Stephanikirchhof, 28195 Bremen, Germany from the Opening: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7 pm to the Closing on July 4, 2014

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The way to Utopia

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.

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Utopia

Revisiting a German State in America A Traveling Exhibition In 1834 five-hundred Germans emigrated to the United States, with an intention to establish their own state. Decades of revolutionary struggles had failed, convincing them that the power of their rulers could not be broken, for the time being. Yet, as passionate democrats, they were determined to establish a new German Republic – in North America. This bold, now almost forgotten, venture of the Giessen Emigration Society, was an event much-discussed at that time. The Society’s founders were unable to achieve… Read more Utopia

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