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BDHS Hosts Program on German Immigration April 30 - Don’t Let the Fire Go Out – Stories to Tell and Retell

The Boone-Duden Historical Society would like to invite the entire community to hear Dr. Mallinckrodt speak on German Immigration.  This presentation is adapted from her latest book, “Don’t Let the Fire Go Out – Stories to Tell and Retell.” The program will be held on Monday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the dining hall of Ebenezer United Church of Christ at 5543 Walnut Street in Augusta.

The program will begin with a colorful retelling of a March day in 1832 when the first permanent, German-speaking settlers to Augusta (then known as Mount Pleasant) saw the land they had purchased above the Missouri River and met their already-present Anglo-American neighbors.  Dr. Mallinckrodt’s account moved from the immigrants’ initial adaptions to their neighbors’ material help and Anglo orientation, to the founding of new institutions that served the German-speaking settlers, such as bilingual schools and German language newspapers.  In the next generations of American-born descendants, there were dramatic events that affected the entire world.  The third generation was the last directly impacted by immigration. Dr. Mallinckrodt’s conclusion for Boone-Duden will be a special “Augusta ending.”

The program is free and open to the public. For more information about the Society, visit http://www.boone-duden.com. Learn more about the community in which you live through the Society’s interesting programs and archives/museum at 3565 Mill Street, New Melle, open Sundays from 12:30-4:00 p.m.  Like us on Facebook: Boone-Duden Historical Society.