North Dakota State University Libraries to present Germans from Russia exhibits at Flasher centennial

June 15, 2002

The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection (GRHC), NDSU Libraries, Fargo, will be featured at the Flasher Centennial on July 19-20 from 10 am to 5 pm, at the meeting room of the Community Credit Union on Main Street.

Exhibits featuring photographs and maps will be on display as well as information tables about the Germans from Russia history, culture and foodways. Books, maps, videotapes, and cookbooks from GRHC will be available for purchase.

Persons will be able to view video clips from the award-winning documentaries: "Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie"; "Schmeckfest: Food Traditions of the Germans from Russia"; and "Recipes from Grandma's Kitchen: Food Traditions of the Germans from Russia".

Joining in the centennial festivities at Flasher will be NDSU Germans from Russia Bibliographer, Michael M. Miller, who will be available for consultation and research assistance for German-Russian families attending the centennial. Miller is a native of Strasburg. In May, 2002, he visited the former German villages near Odessa, Ukraine, with the Journey to the Homeland Tour. He is executive producer of the award-winning Germans from Russia videotape documentaries at Prairie Public Television.

The NDSU Libraries and the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection extends a special thank you to the Flasher Centennial Committee for their generous hospitality.

For further information, contact Michael M. Miller at 701-231-8416 or, or Dianne Frohlich Hopfauf, Flasher, ND Tel: 701-597-3546; E-mail:

Permission to use any images from the GRHC website may be requested by contacting Michael M. Miller