Chapter 7: “Remember Missouri’s German Heritage” (der Geist)

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.

Missouri Humanities has spent the last several years forming partnerships and developing programming dedicated to commemorating and interpreting Missouri’s rich German cultural heritage. In 2019, Missouri Humanities partnered with Missouri Life Publishing to create a “book-a-zine” exploring the many facets of “Germanness” in our state: Explore Missouri’s German Heritage. Authored by Dr. W. Arthur Mehrhoff, the publication serves as both a travel guide and coffee table book.  
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