German History, Culture, Community

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What Makes Missouri So German? (Oct. 3)
Missouri’s German roots run deep, but why? What were the driving forces behind German emigration, and why did so many Germans end up in our region? Join Dorris Keeven-Franke, Missouri Germans Consortium, for a look at the earliest waves of German settlers in Missouri, from the early 1800s through the Civil War.
This program is free and takes place at the Missouri History Museum.

German American Day Fest and Feast (Oct. 6)
Fest and feast your way through German American Day! Start by soaking up the culture and heritage of Missouri Germans, then enjoy an afternoon feast highlighting the culinary specialties of Germany! Visit for more information.
This event takes place at the German Cultural Society of St. Louis at 3652 S. Jefferson Ave., 63118.
The Fest is free! Tthe Feast is $25 per person (or $20 for MHS members) and registration is required at

What STILL Makes Missouri So German? (Oct. 10)
This panel will explore the ways in which German culture lives on in our community today at local and national levels. Moderator Dorris Keeven-Franke will share information about the German Heritage Corridor, the Sister Cities program, German language initiatives, and other issues related to contemporary German American life.
This program is free and takes place at the Missouri History Museum. Panel is Consul General Herbert Quelle, Dr. Steven Belko and Susanne Evens.

This series is presented with Missouri Historical Society, Missouri-Germans, the German American Committee STL, and St. Charles County German Heritage Club

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Published by Dorris Keeven-Franke

I like to share the difficult stories of people and places, and help others reconnect to their own past.

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