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Utopia Exhibit opens at GAHM in Washington DC

The exhibit followed the path of the emigrants from Giessen via Bremen and Bremerhaven to Baltimore where the project team, today’s “emigrants”, where greeted with a welcome ceremony at the Baltimore Immigration Memorial Garden at Locust Point

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An unknown German emigrants arrival

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.

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Coming to America!

While the exhibit shares the story of one of the largest emigration societies to ever emigrate to Missouri, it is discussion of immigration as well, and relative to today's issues. In 1834, five hundred people of all ages, occupations, religions and cities in Germany came to the U.S. in search of its' freedoms!

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Crossing the Atlantic

the waves forced their way into the steerage area and in the same instant, as I wanted to stand up, came such a wave as we had not yet seen, and drowned the whole…

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Open Minds

Besides collecting historical documents that give us facts, they need to be addressed with an open mind. Keeping an open mind while we interpret those documents, may lead us to learn new perspectives.

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