THE STOLTENBERG INSTITUTE IN A NUTSHELL
To preserve the history of European 1848er immigrants by actively collecting, preserving, interpreting, and presenting documents, artifacts and scholarly research and by promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage through educational programming and community outreach.
To be a transatlantic heritage center espousing the Forty-eighters’ conviction that we all embody moral values that should be publicly expressed, thereby making a meaningful contribution towards solving the myriad of challenges confronting the Western world.
Education: To share and advance European-American history by providing visitors and students with exhibits and programs that enlighten, inspire, challenge, and teach.
Research: To increase our collective knowledge of the Forty-Eighters and their many contributions to all facets of life in America.
Preservation: To preserve our collections of artifacts, archival papers, and research for the enjoyment and education of future generations.
Integrity: To present historically accurate information and encourage the articulation of multiple viewpoints.
Cooperation: To cooperate with other organizations with similar goals such as the German Heritage Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio; the German-American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa, and the German-American Heritage Museum in Washington, DC.
Fiscal Discipline: To operate as a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that develops, budgets, and spends public contributions with maximum effectiveness within the parameters of our mission and vision.
For more general information on the Stoltenberg Institute, see the entire PDF.
(This floor plan represents our hope for a future building to call our headquarters.)