The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society organized a series of exhibits on the contributions of German-Americans to the history of the United States Congress.
This 14-panel exhibit tells the story of two of the first three German Americans in the First Congress—Frederick and Peter Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania—along with information about the the German-American Caucus, the Congressional Study Group on Germany, and members of Congress with German ancestry – including Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-MO), a descendant of the Germanna Carpenter, Finks, Aylor, Crigler, Kerker, Christler, Garr and Blankenbaker families.
The English-language version of this exhibit was displayed in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the German-American Heritage Museum in Washington, DC.
The German-language version of this exhibition opened in Berlin to great fanfare and will travel throughout Germany.
The exhibition will be opened in Siegen on October 30, 2013 by good friends of the Germanna Foundation: Burgermeister Steffen Mues, Bundestag Member Volkmar Klein, and Ruediger Lentz, former executive director of the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA (the Germanna Foundation is a member) and now Executive Director of the Aspen Institute / Germany.