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The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC), in partnership with Luxenhaus Farm, will once again offer a variety of German folk arts workshops, teaching participants of all skill levels about traditional 18th century German folk arts and crafts.

Topics offered this year include blacksmithing, basket weaving, beer stein and tile making, sauerkraut making, knitting, indigo dying, and open fire cooking. For a full list of class descriptions and times, go online to or email

All workshops are free, but space is limited and classes fill fast, so advanced registration is required.

The dates of the workshops are Sept. 21 and 28, Oct. 5 and 12. Times vary by workshop.

Luxenhaus Farm is located at 18055 State Highway O, Marthasville.

MHC is continuing a partnership with Luxenhaus to offer workshops each spring and fall featuring a variety of topics.

Luxenhaus Farm, known throughout the region for its Deutsch Country Days festival that was held every October for over 30 years, is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the German heritage of Missouri. Though Deutsch Country Days ended in 2017, MHC and Luxenhaus will continue working together to promote Missouri’s German heritage and culture.

Luxenhaus owner, Bob Hostkoetter, is passionate about expanding programming to include historic craft demonstrations and other educational programs.

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