Germans From Russia Authority was Guest at Local
"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,
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.
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