Local People Preserving Local History
Don't Let the Fire Go Out – Stories to Tell and Retell
by Dr. Anita Mallinckrodt
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." It 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.
Her account 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.”
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