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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, May 4, 2022 – Help welcome spring by celebrating Maifest (or Mayfest) at Deutschheim State Historic Site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21.

There will be both indoor and outdoor events for the whole family to help also celebrate National Kids to Parks day. Following is the schedule of events for the weekend:

  • 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. – Bring lawn chairs and blankets and sit in the shade of the backyard while enjoying storyteller Heather Harlan.
  • 11 a.m. - noon – Step inside the Pommer house where members of the Scharzer Zither Ensemble will be playing German stringed instruments from the period.
  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. – Kids can try their hand at printmaking with Shelly Forbis and her antique book printing press.
  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. – The special exhibit, “What Wondrous Life: the World of George Husmann,” will be on display, interpreted by historian Linda Walker Stevens, sharing the life and achievements of the Hermann youth who became the father of the American wine industry. This exhibit will also be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22.

This event is being held in conjunction with the National Park Trust's Kids to Parks Day. For more information about Kids to Parks Day and to see a complete list of associated events at Missouri State Parks visit

The Deutschheim State Historic Site visitor center is located at 101 W. Second St. in Hermann. There is no admission fee for the event and exhibits sponsored by Missouri State Parks and Deutschheim Verein. For further information, call 573-486-2200.

 For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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