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In Their Own Words: German-American Newspapers in the World War I Era (virtual lecture)

Tuesday, October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Lecture presented by Antje Petty, Associate Director, Max Kade Institute

When the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914, 8 million Americans or 8.7 % of the population were German born or had parents born in German-speaking Europe. In Wisconsin the numbers were 2.4 million and 38%. The vast majority were loyal Americans who at the same time were proud of their German heritage, traditions, and language, — expressed in the motto “Germania ist unsere Mutter, Columbia unsere Braut” (Germania is our mother, Columbia is our bride).  This presentation uses German-language newspapers and magazines, published in the United States during the World War I Era, to provide a glimpse into German-Americans’ view of the world, as well as their position in American society at the time.

On-site participation at the Chippewa Valley Museum in this virtual presentation is included with museum admission (members free), or click HERE to register to attend from home via Zoom.

Contact Angela Allred at a.allred@cvmuseum.com with questions regarding this program.


Tuesday, October 5
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Madison, WI United States