November will be such an exciting month in Saint Louis as the Utopia--Revisiting a German State in America exhibition opens. It was a year ago, on November 1, 2013 that the exhibit opened in Giessen Germany to rave reviews. After traveling across Germany to Bremen, and the Atlantic to Washington, D.C. it will be opening on November 22, 2014 at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell in St. Louis. Many exciting programs, lectures, tours, films and books will a wonderful addition to this exhibit by The Traveling Summer Republic until it closes on April 19, 2015.
The Container that has carried the exhibit all this way will arrive on Thursday, November 13. On November 22, 2014 the exhibit will open and a full day of special German events is planned for November 23rd.
Save the Date-On November 23, 2014 a full day of events is planned:
11:00am – 3:00pm (starting hourly – 11, 12, 1 and 2) In the Gallery: Guided tours in the Gallery by artistic directors Oliver Behnecke and exhibition designer Hendrik Weiner.
1:00 – 3:00pm – Schnucks Classroom: Children’s Craft Activity
12:00 - 12:30pm – Grand Hall --St. Louis German Männerchor (Men’s Choir)
10:00am – 4:00pm – In the Gallery “Muss I denn” (Must I leave?) Esther Steinbrecher
11:00am – 12:00pm – ATT Room Lecture--Presentation and Book Signing by Dorris Keeven-Franke “Utopia-Revisiting a German State in America”
12:00 – 2:00pm – Lee Auditorium “Looking back to Utopia”. Artistic director Peter Roloff talks about the development of the Utopia project.
3:00 – 5:00pm – Lee Auditorium Documentary: Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America FREE Screening
For more complete information visit the Missouri History Museum website.
For those that are descendants of the Giessen Emigration Society don't forget there are special events planned as well on December 13, 2014.
Please feel free to forward and share this information with your friends and family!
Dorris Keeven-Franke, Executive Director
Missouri Germans Consortium