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In this chapter, we’ll explore the inspiration behind creating Explore Missouri’s German Heritage, the beginnings of MH’s German Heritage program, and the fascinating evolution of this publication.
Explore Missouri’s German Heritage Program Series: We dive right in with Alexander von Humboldt, Missouri Germans during times of war, and reflections upon cultural identity. Special Guest: Dr. Petra DeWitt.
Join us as we discuss Gottfried Duden and the first waves of German immigration into Missouri. We’ll also discuss some of the first German settlements in Missouri and other significant historic sites. Special guest: Cathie Schoppenhorst.
Caitlin and Arthur discuss the strong “sense of place” in the German Heritage Corridor. We explore what it means to have a “sense of place” and look at examples throughout the state.
Old World traditions, New World adaptations. In this chapter, we take a look at the working German—agriculture, viticulture, brewing beer, building, creating—and the legacy today.
What was part of a typical day for a German in Missouri? In Chapter 6, we discuss German cuisine, Gemüsegarten, or the “kitchen garden”, German music, and other material culture. We’ll even tell you where to find authentic German cuisine!
What do historic sites and local groups do to preserve and remember their German heritage? We look at examples of these efforts, such as religious institutions, house museums, cemeteries, festivals, and more.
To wrap up our series, we consider one of the major tourist attractions and significant elements in the German Heritage Corridor: its German wine heritage. We’ll also do a special shout-out to book sponsors, and will tell you what’s on the horizon for Missouri Humanities’ heritage programs.