Saint Charles County German Heritage


Germans in St. Louis: History, Culture, Community: 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.

Contact: Dorris Keeven-Franke, 636-221-1524


Oldest German Heritage Society in St. Charles County founded in 1973. Celebrates their German Heritage with programs on the first Wednesday of February, March, April, June, August, September, October, November and December. Everyone is always welcome.

The club’s goals are simple:  to share traditions handed down by our German ancestors, to preserve the history of German settlers in St. Charles County, to foster understanding of German customs and culture, and to generally promote Gemütlichkeit among our members.  Additionally, through guest speakers and other activities, we strive to promote German language skills; understand Germany’s economic, political, and social structure; and have fun in the process.