June 15, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Marietta AF Greene
German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA�
719 Sixth Street, NW, Washington DC 20001
OPENING OF EXHIBIT:
Berlins - Made in USA
Thursday June 27, 2013
WASHINGTON DC - On June 27th, 2013 the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ will be opening an unprecedented exhibition, BERLINS-MADE IN USA, about the many towns, villages, and communities throughout the United States named Berlin, after the German Capital. By telling their stories, we will highlight the many achievements and contributions of German-Americans to the development and growth of the United States of America.
In conjunction with our Berlin Exhibit, we will also display a smaller exhibit in honor of President John F Kennedy as a celebration of his electrifying speech in Berlin on June 26th, 1963. This event will give us an opportunity to celebrate the culture of liberty that permeates the Berlins on both sides of the Atlantic as well as celebrating a linkage of heritage between the thirty-nine Berlins of the United States and "The United City" of Berlin, Germany.
This joint effort with the city of Berlin, Visit Berlin, IHK Berlin, Berlin Partner and the German Embassy Washington DC will help underline the close ties between Americans and Germans. Representatives from these institutions, including Mayor of Berlin and Minister of the Interior Mr. Frank Henkel and German Ambassador Dr. Peter Ammon, will take part in the opening celebrations.
Special events surrounding the opening in June, include a Berlin Movie Night at the Goethe Institute on H Street in Washington DC on June 27th. The exhibit will run through end of 2013. Fall events TBD. For further information please visit our webpage www.gahmusa.org, or follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.