"Our recent 2019 Christmas Reflections was a fabulous introduction to the coming holiday season. The German American Museum was filled with Christmas spirit as guests enjoyed traditional German style foods and desserts," says Joyce Moss, vice president of the St. Lucas Historical Society. Joyce added, "We invite you to come and enjoy the many interesting exhibits in the Museum and the wonderful Christmas decor throughout the building."
"The Museum looks so very elegant at Christmas time, especially with its newly restored historic windows with their original 108 year old wavy glass and the Christmas lighting reflecting on it" says Virginia Manderfield, a long time founding member of the Society and weekly volunteer at the Museum. "Its a joy to work in this beautiful building and hear Christmas music drift through the exhibit rooms", says Virginia.
Christmas Reflections this year drew its largest attendance ever", noted Clair Blong, president of the Society. "Due to the strong community interest, we are now holding Open House at the German American Museum in St. Lucas on Sunday, December 15th and Sunday, December 29th from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Come see the beautiful Christmas decorating and many fine cultural heritage exhibits during this very special time of the year. Enjoy the ambiance and exhibits. The latest Museum Newsletter is now available," states Clair. "It contains several compelling local history stories you do not want to miss".
The 2020 Workshop will focus on "Preserving and Celebrating German Cultural Heritages in the Midwest".
The Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Please mark your calendar now.
The German heritage and language groups include those from Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, South Tirol (Italy), Austria, Switzerland, Alsace (France), Czechoslovakia and Russia. We intend to invite a number of established historical and culturally-focused German heritage groups In Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas and Missouri to participate. These organizations of the historically German-speaking areas of Europe are represented in the Midwest.
St. Lucas residents were pleasantly surprised on Wednesday, June 20th with the large stream of cars poured into this small town for the workshop. Over 175 persons from far and wide came to participate in this all-day workshop. Even in late afternoon 55 history minded persons partook in the field trip to 4 historic Winnebago (now the Ho-Chunk Nation) Subagency sites near the Turkey River just Northeast of St. Lucas.