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Germans from Russia – From Catherine II’s Heimat to Colorado Farms and Homes

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


In 1763, Russian tsarina Catherine the Great, herself a German national, signed a decree inviting foreigners – especially Germans – to settle in Russia.  The decree marked the beginning of the history of Russia’s Volga Germans.  Professor Rock and Cheryl Glanz will trace the communities of Volga Germans in Russia to their eventual migration to the United States and settlement in Colorado.


Kenneth Rock, Professor Emeritus, CSU Department of History               Cheryl Glanz, Board Member International and Northern Colorado chapters of Germans from Russia


February 27
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Global Village Museum