W. Arthur Mehrhoff

Author and Scholar
Central Missouri
About the Speaker

W. Arthur Mehrhoff recently retired after eleven years as the academic coordinator for the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He taught American cultural studies at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota from 1988 to 2003 and at University College of Washington University in St. Louis from 2004 to 2006. He also worked (1986-87) as a museum educator at the Gateway Arch National Park from 1986 to 1987. He has written three books and is currently working with Missouri Life magazine on one about Missouri’s German cultural heritage.

Eiswein: Missouri’s German Cultural Heritage

Utilizing key cultural artifacts found in Missouri’s German Heritage Corridor, ethnographer and museum educator W. Arthur Mehrhoff will draw upon a wide array of archival and contemporary materials to interpret key themes in Missouri’s German cultural heritage as well as to suggest its potential relevance for understanding cultural continuity and change.