Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Max Kade Institute is delighted to introduce a new community project, a traveling exhibit called “Neighbors Past and Present: the Wisconsin German Experience.” On fourteen panels that draw largely on images and resources from our Library and Archives, the exhibit covers German migration and settlement in Wisconsin, questions of ethnicity and identity in newly forged communities, and the cohesiveness of these communities over the decades, especially in times of economic crisis or war.