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Zeitung for May 2017

Missouri Germans Consortium Newsletter for May, 2017

Happy May Day! The happy tradition of the Maibaum or Maypole is an annual rite of springtime.  So is… The St. Charles County German Heritage Society ‘s ANNUAL MAIFEST DINNER on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM at  PIO’s  401 First Capitol Dr. 63301 There will be a program about the German Heritage of St. Charles by Dorris Keeven-Franke followed by a delicious dinner. You do not have to be a member to join us!  For tickets or more information call 636-221-1524 and purchase your tickets NOW. Credit Cards Accepted. Reservations need to be made no later than May 5! 

News From the 

German School Assoc



  • Summer Immersion Camp for children, ages 5-12 years old
  • No previous language experience required
  • Learn German through fun activities, games, and crafts


  • July 10 – July 14, 2017
  • Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


  • St. Paul’s Lutheran School,1300 N. Ballas Rd. at Manchester Rd.


  • Tuition is $200.00 per week (which includes a $25.00 nonrefundable administration fee)
  • Register online at https://www.germanschoolstl.org/ (for tuition payment with debit or credit cards)

For more information

Visit our website: https://www.germanschoolstl.org/

Email us: info@germanschoolstl.org


2017 Fall Registration Now Open!
Save $65 per student by registering by May 31 st.

Registration by May 31: $430.00 Tuition + $75.00 Administration Fee = $505.00

Family Registering 3 or more members (adults or children) by May 31: $400.00 Tuition + $75.00 Administration Fee = $475.00

Registration after May 31): $495.00 Tuition + $75.00 Administration Fee = $570.00
Family Registering 3 or more members (adults or children) after May 31: $465.00 Tuition + $75.00 Administration Fee =

Register online or find a paper registration at: https://www.germanschoolstl.org/enrollment

We’re moving!
The German School Association is moving. Starting in August 2017, GSA classes will be at 505 S. Kirkwood Rd. across from the Magic House.




Die Zeitung: October Newsletter


October 3, 2016

October is the month when you can almost find an Oktoberfest around every corner. Here are some other events happening in Missouri that you may also find interesting!  We hope that you are able to attend some of these very interesting programs. Don’t forget to look for Missouri Germans when you do!

October 3rd, 2016  Day of German Unity! A National holiday in Germany, with 2016 being the 26th Anniversary.

October 5, 2016 Wednesday– 7pm- St. Charles County German Heritage Society – Stegton Regency  Banquet Center (1450 Wall Street) Speaker Dorris Keeven-Franke will share the German Heritage Corridor – an initiative of the Missouri Humanities Council.  Keeven-Franke will explain the history of the corridor and what the plans for the future are.

October 6, 2016German-American Day is a National holiday in the U.S. observed annually on October 6 each year,   which celebrates the German-American heritage. This day commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families from Krefeld near the Rhine, landed in Philadelphia.  Those families subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement and organized the 1st petition in the colonies to abolish slavery in 1688. Originally just “German Day”, the holiday was celebrated for the first time in Philadelphia in 1883, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the settlers from Krefeld; and similar celebrations developed across the country.The custom died out during World War due to the anti-German hysteria that prevailed at the time.  The custom was revived in 1983, when President Reagan proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day to celebrate and honor the 300th anniversary of German-American immigration and culture to the United States.

October 8, 2016 Saturday – 7:30 pm Deutscher Mannerchor Annual Fall Concert and Dance St. Louis German Cultural Society Hall 3652 Jefferson Dance music by the Wendl Band.

October 15 & 16, 2016 Saturday and Sunday – 9am-5pm  Deutsch Country Days A Living History Weekend at the Historic Luxenhaus Farm on 18055 State Hwy O. This is the 35th year that the Luxenhaus Farm has come to life, sharing the folkways and skills of the early Germans in Missouri. Spend a beautiful autumn weekend visiting with artisans from across the country that come together to share the story of our early German immigrants and pioneers. This is a wonderful educational event for the entire family. Some demonstrators do have their beautiful handcrafted items for sale as well so you can begin your Christmas shopping too – with items we guarantee you won’t find online! Visit with Oma (Grandma) Huber (Dorris Keeven-Franke) on her front porch as she shares the history of these early Germans, and to learn more about the Luxenhaus farm and its fascinating history. For more information visit www.deutschcountrydays.org or call 636-433-5669.

 October 27, 2016 Thursday 6:30 pm – Maplewood Public Library – 7550 Lohmeyer Maplewood, Mo. 63143 314-781-2174 http://www.maplewood.lib.mo.us Exploring Missouri’s German Heritage: Stories from the German Heritage Corridor  From the first Germans to follow Gottfried Duden, and the German Abolitionist Muench family to the traditions and customs that enrich our communities today, Missouri’s largest ethnic group celebrates its history. Hear the stories of those that came, like Minna Bock Morsey. Minna came to Missouri in 1834, after her father the Baron von Bock founded Dutzow in 1832, the first German settlement in Missouri. She married Col. Fredrick Morsey, who guarded the Missouri railroad during  the Civil War. Thousands of Germans worked to save Missouri from the Confederates and keep it for the Union. To download a PDF click on this link:  german-heritage-corridor-program-flyer-october-2016-1

October 30, 2016 Sunday – 2pm – Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium – Refugee Resettlement: Best Practices in St. Louis and Germany

Experts from Germany and St. Louis have been participating in an exchange to learn from each other about successful refugee resettlement and immigration integration. Attend this town hall meeting for presentations and roundtable discussions with Dr. Yemi Akande-Bartsch, president of FOCUS St. Louis; Betsy Cohen, executive director of the St. Louis Mosaic Project; Anna Crosslin, president of the International Institute of St. Louis; and Dr. Frances Levine, president of the Missouri Historical Society. This is program is presented in partnership with the International Institute of St. Louis and the Mosaic Project. Download a PDF refugeeresettlement_oct_pdf_90697

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