An official ribbon cutting was hosted at the Germantown Colony Museum Tuesday with many special guests, including Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Descendants from the original Germantown colony were on hand to take part in the ceremony. Thanks to the hard work of so many, legislators like Sen. Robert Adley, Gene Reynolds and former Rep. Jean Doerge, now curator, made this possible. In 2008, the Germantown Colony Museum was added to the statewide museum program under the secretary of state. German native Michael Fluhr welcomed everyone and led prayer in his native language. A short history of the founding of the colony was given as well. Refreshments with a German flavor were served following the program.