German America Day 2020

Join me as we celebrate German American Day – St. Louis Style

German American Committee

JOIN US!

TUESDAY – 1:00 PM

OCTOBER 6, 2020

ONLINE CELEBRATION!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88524194600

Keynote program: WHAT MAKES MISSOURI SO GERMAN?!

Dorris Keeven-Franke,

President German-American Committee

and Missouri Germans Consortium, Executive Director

In St. Louis, Missouri, one of the largest strongholds of German-American heritage, the German-American Committee of St. Louis, was officially founded. We work to preserve, educate and promote the German-American heritage of St. Louis.

Germans have been part of America’s history since 1683, when a group of immigrants, thirteen families, from Krelfeld landed at Philadelphia, and founded Germantown, Pennsylvania. In 1688, they filed the first petition ever written, to abolish slavery, in the colonies. In 1883, German Americans in Philadelphia, began to celebrate this heritage with Deutsch-Amerikanischer Tag or German American Day. This spread throughout the United States, and every German-American community would also use this day to honor this heritage. This tradition has even survived the anti-German sentiment of…

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Published by Dorris Keeven-Franke

Public Historian aka Storyteller, I like to share the stories of people and places and help others reconnect to their own past.

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