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Germans From Russia Authority was Guest at Local Museum

"Germans From Russia Authority was Guest at Local Museum." Pierce County Tribune, 12 July 1978.


A sizeable number of members of the local Geographical Center Historical Society of Germans from Russia chapter were on hand at the Geographical Center Museum Sunday to welcome Dr. Karl Stumpp, 82, Stuttgart, West Germany.

Stumpp, who is a noted authority on all aspects of the history of Germans from Russia, visited the museum, and more specifically, an exhibition hall which has been created in his name.

He was in North Dakota for an annual convention of North Dakota Germans from Russia, and Rugby was one of four special stops he made before returning to Germany.

While here, he toured the exhibition hall at the museum, visited with local chapter members and received a plaque from the local chapter making him a lifetime local chapter member.

The local exhibition hall at the museum contains, among other items, some 25 of Stumpp's books on the subject of Germans from Russia. The works are considered priceless by those persons who are familiar with Stumpp's work.

Sunday's festivities at the museum included informal visiting and a lengthy sing of German songs.

Judge Ray Friederich, Rugby, left, and former Geographical Center Museum Curator G.U. Austin, right, pointed out some high points at the local museum Sunday to special visitor Dr. Karl Stumpp, 82, Stuttgart, West Germany. Stumpp was in Rugby to see an exhibition building on the museum grounds which has been prepared in his name.
Noted Germans from Russia historian Dr. Karl Stumpp, Stuttgart, Germany, joined members of the local Geographical Center Historical Society of Germans from Russian in a sing Sunday at the local museum. Stumpp, who speaks little or no English, visited with local chapter members and toured an exhibition hall established in his name.

Reprinted by permission from The Pierce County Tribune.

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