This special German Heritage Exhibit is contributed by Stober Drives Inc. and several German natives who live in Maysville and the Mason County area.
In 1934, Stöber Antriebstechnik was founded in Germany by brothers Paul and Wilhelm Stöber. Since 1991, Maysville has been home to Stober Drives Inc., a gear box assembly plant. The company will offer authentic items from Germany to be displayed in the exhibit.
The exhibit also includes a selection from John T. Hoffman’s personal collection of more than 105 German beer steins. The collection features steins of all sizes, ranging from 5 liters to ½ liter, including highly collectible “Mettlach” steins, dating back to 1910 and before.
Local resident Christel Poe has contributed authentic Bavarian outfits, such as dirndls, as well as an assortment of hand-painted German stoneware, such as pots, shingles, and old-fashioned milk cans. Also on display is a selection of knit clothes with intricate Bavarian patterns and braids, handmade by Karin Thiel.
For more information, visit www.kygmc.org or call 606-564-5865.