The exhibit Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America opened November 1, 2013 in Giessen Germany. It was shown in Bremen Germany, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis Missouri. Finishing at the Missouri History Museum on April 19, 2015 it was visited by over 75,000 people worldwide.
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!
From the Traveling Summer Republic Team in Bremen, The exhibition “Utopia” in Bremen is coming to an end. The exhibition can still be visited until July 4, afterwards all objects and stations will be stowed back in the container and be shipped abroad to its next station, the German-American Heritage Museum, Washington DC. On Friday, 4 July 2014 at 6 pm, we warmly invite to one of the last events: “BBQ with Joan Koechig on Independence Day” and to the open air TV projection of the soccer match Germany vs. France. Food & drinks… Read more Farewell →
Germans first began emigrating to Missouri in groups, and the Giessen Emigration Society was the largest such group ever organized in Germany to come here. Germans have played a huge role in St. Louis’ history, and will be featured in the STL250 event calendar.