The 17th Annual “Christmas Reflections” Holiday Brunch will be held Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the German-American Museum, 212 East Main St., St. Lucas, Iowa.
This festive holiday brunch will be served from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM along with a Museum Open House from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Brunch will consist of a variety of homemade soups and hot roast pork sandwiches, homemade desserts, including a variety of German cookies and treats and refreshments. It’s a free will donation event.
During the “Open House” from 11:00 to 4:00, guests are invited to tour the museum to view the many new artifacts and expanded historic exhibits and also enjoy the newly restored Museum windows. Experience the warmth and spirit of a traditional Christmas celebration.
The Museum will be decorated with unique holiday décor, trees decorated with glittering ornaments, and beautiful holiday displays. Live piano Christmas music accompanied by carolers will add to the true spirit of Christmas.
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.