One of the very old St. Louis German/American associations, the St. Louis Badischer Unterstützungs Verein was founded on December 20, 1885 to provide sociability and support for immigrants from Baden who were in need. It continues to look to offer ongoing support to the members’ survivors.
The German Cultural Society of St. Louis had its origin in the St. Louis Chapter of the American Aid Society, which was founded in 1945 to help German refugees from Eastern Europe who fled to Germany and Austria. When immigration to the United States became a possibility, many of these refugees who came to St. Louis joined the Society, as did other immigrants from Germany and Austria. The Deutsche Kulturverein can trace its roots back to 1945, when it was first organized as the American Aid Society of St. Louis. Today, the Kulturverein is made up of many groups that promote and preserve the German culture, customs and German language through music, songs, crafts and dances in original costumes. These groups include a German Kindergarten, a Ladies Choir, various folk dance groups, and the Deutschmeister Blaskapelle, an authentic German Brass Band.
An independent, not-for-profit organization serving the St. Louis area for 45 years. The school is dedicated to promoting the language and culture of German-speaking countries.
The G.T.E.V. D’Froehliche Schuhplatter was founded on February 10, 1976, and is one of the 76 clubs in the Gauverband Nordamerika, an international group of Schuhplattler clubs from all over the United States and Canada. G.T.E.V. D’Froehliche Schuhplatter strives to preserve the German culture through traditional folk dancing, music and German singing. The group participates in many events, including private, civic, local and out-of-town.
The German-American Heritage Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history and culture of our German forebears and to the promulgation of cooperation and understanding between Germany and the United States. An objective of the organization is the establishment of archives at the St. Louis Public Library documenting the history of German-oriented families settling in St. Louis and surrounding areas.
German-American Police Officers Society of Greater St. Louis
The Germanic Genealogy St. Louis is a volunteer organization. Its mission is to enable its Participants to explore varied interests in their German ancestry and the development of German-American culture in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area in a variety of contexts. It is intended to foster education about our rich German heritage. Their website is ggsstl.org.
Liederkranz Singing Society
Founded in 2007 to promote all things German in Missouri, we sponsor German events across the state, and partner with other organizations on projects such as Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America and the German Heritage Corridor. We have a monthly newsletter Die Zeitung and a quarterly journal Der Anzeiger to inform and educate on the German culture and history across our State, and share upcoming events of interest as well. For more information visit MO-Germans.org or email MissouriGermans@gmail.com
The St. Charles County German Heritage Club was founded in 1973 by a small group of St. Charles residents. 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. For more information call 636-221-1524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1996, in St. Charles, Missouri we encourage and exchange school and community friendship between St. Charles, MO and Ludwigsburg Germany.
St. Louis Strassenfest Corp. For more information call 314-518-6327
St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 © 3 organization that has been sponsoring cultural, educational, art and business exchanges between St. Louis and our Sister City of Stuttgart, Germany since 1960. Our Annual Winter Ball Karneval is our major fundraiser of the year. The Winter Ball Karneval brings together over 400 members & friends from near and far, to raise money in support of the following programs:We support three area high schools with their active high school student exchanges with Stuttgart: John Burroughs, Parkway South and Lindbergh. We support three area universities with active exchanges with the University of Stuttgart: UMSL, St. Louis University and we support the German language program at Webster University. We also support the German Culture Center at UMSL; the German School Association and our board members and volunteers host visitors from Stuttgart and show them our beautiful St. Louis. We are St. Louis’ oldest Sister City and under the umbrella of the St. Louis World Trade Center and Sister Cities International.
St. Louis-Stuttgart Volksmarch Club
Established in 1961, the mission of the Schützenverein St. Louis (St. Louis Shooting Club) is to enhance German and American relationships by providing fellowship and education through mutual social interest in German Schützenverein traditions and competitions. The organization has regular business meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month and air rifle/pistol practice on the 4th Thursday of every month. The Club also competes with other regional Schützen Clubs like those from Chicago, Peoria, Cincinnati, etc.
The Stammtisch is a friendly get together for all who enjoy the German language, culture and beer. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s at Square One Brewery, 1727 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104. Our informal meetings run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For more information: Pete Moszyk at 314.352.6547 or Jim Morrison at 314.351.1491. E-mail: jimtimmorrison@gmail. Facebook: Stammtisch-St. Louis City