Large tree along side the Katy Trail

Katy Trail Landowners: Then and Now

What The Katy Trail can teach about the Rock Island.


An Old-Time Holiday at Hermann Farm

Celebrate Christmas the German way at Hermann Farm.


The Magic Chef Mansion was built by Charles Stockstrom, who came to St. Louis from Germany in 1880. He made a fortune in the Quick Meal Stove Company, later renamed Magic Chef. The company was the largest stove maker in the world at one time. The mansion was completed in 1908 and modeled after the Schloss castle in Germany. The mansion is open for tours. Photo by Michael Daft.

STATE-TISTICS: October 2019

Here's the quick scoop on Germans in Missouri, by the numbers. (Years are numbers, too!)


Missouri Businessmen evaluating Missouri grown corn on the cob.

The Craft of Pipe Making

Learn how Missouri Meerschaum makes the beloved corn cob pipes that Washington, Missouri is known for.


Landscape of Germany in Missouris German Heritage Festival Flyer

Missouri’s German Heritage

Geh und erforschel (go and explore) Missouri's German Heritage with a new book by W. Arthur Mehrhoff and published by Missouri Life Inc.


old gate at a cemetery at Forest Grove Cemetery in Lexington Missouri

The Forest Grove Cemetery Project in Lexington, Missouri

Learn about the Forest Grove Cemetery Project and the people who are buried there.


Scenes of a funeral a St. Louis - Bellefontaine's Beautiful Death

Bellefontaine’s Beautiful Death

The Mourning Society of St. Louis allows people to journey back and see how the deceased were honored differently in the past. Bellefontaine Cemetery And Arboretum is the perfect example of the 1800s movement to create rural cemeteries for mourners.


Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipes is a local product manufacturer

Missouri Meerschaum Turns 150

The world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of corn cob pipes wants you to be apart of the celebrations, too!


Flags and eagle statue against a treeline

The History of Missouri’s Flag

After entering the Union in 1821, Missouri went nearly an entire century without a state flag. The Missouri state flag was finally designed by Ray County native Marie Watkins Oliver.


General MacArthur standing with soldier

The Story Behind General Douglas MacArthur’s Legendary Missouri-Made Pipe

Here's how the Missouri Meerschaum company ended up being commissioned to create a custom pipe for one of America's most legendary generals.