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Utopia

We welcome and encourage comments on this subject. Over the past weekend we attended a very interesting lecture which prompted the discussion.

A German Utopia in Missouri

This is proof that the best things really do come in small packages! The Utopia exhibit is huge, and the German American Heritage Museum is definitely up to the challenge.

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Have you ever been to the German American Heritage Museum (GAHM) in downtown DC, close to Chinatown? It’s worth a visit, and it’s free. These days, the museum is hosting an exhibition about “idealistic 19th-century immigrants who wanted to create the 25th U.S. state” – German immigrants, that is. They came from Giessen, close to Frankfurt, to Missouri. Here is the Washington Post story about the GAHM exhibit with the name “Utopia: Revisiting a German State in America“.

And while you’re at it, check out this WP article about “How to view art” by Philip Kennicott. Worth reading – and doing.

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UTOPIA!

Originally posted on Missouri Germans Consortium:
Are you following Utopia? Led by an unknown German woman with her precious cargo, who arrived at the Port of Baltimore on Monday evening. She spent the evening at the Baltimore Immigration center after a warm welcome. On Tuesday…