In addition to connecting our community to its own rich culture, the MCC also brings the world to our doorstep through the Sister Cities International program. Through a wide variety of activities engaging our sister cities Palmerston North, New Zealand and Neckargemund, Germany the MCC promotes cultural diplomacy and cross cultural exchange.
Missoula has enjoyed a partnership spanning over two decades with Neckargemund, Germany through the Sister City International program. Delegations and choirs alike have traveled between our two cities and our universities and high schools have take advantage of the benefits of exchange programs. Each fall we celebrate this relationship with our annual Germanfest.
Initially sparked in 1983, Missoula has long held a connection with Palmerston North, New Zealand. Though the partnership has seen periods of inactivity, the Missoula Cultural Council has been working to keep the connection alive. We celebrate this partnership each spring with our annual New Zealand Day.