CANCELLED – Friends of MKI Annual Meeting in Port Washington, May 2, 2020

We are very sorry that the 2020 Friends of MKI Annual Meeting and Program
has to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 situation. 

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The Friends of the Max Kade Institute will hold their Annual Meeting 2020 in Ozaukee County, a center of German and Luxembourg immigration in the 1850s and 1860s. We will explore the maritime history of Port Washington, a beautiful Lake Michigan harbor town, where many immigrants first set foot on Wisconsin soil. In rotating groups, we will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Exploreum, the town’s new maritime museum; we will be guided through the historic Light Station and Museum; and we will visit the Port Washington Historical Society to see their exhibits and hear a presentation about the town’s early settler families from German-speaking Europe. Afterward, we will drive to the Milwaukee Ale House in nearby Grafton for the annual business meeting and dinner, followed by a presentation by MKI Director Mark Louden on “Luxembourgers in Wisconsin.”