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Milwaukee, Wisconsin — MKI Traveling Exhibit “Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience”

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Location:

Milwaukee Public Library, Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Co-sponsor(s):

Milwaukee Public Library, Wisconsin Humanities Council

Description:

Display of MKI’s traveling exhibit “Neighbors Past and Present: the Wisconsin German Experience.” On fourteen panels that draw largely on images and resources from the MKI 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. Specific topics include language; print culture; religion; Amish and Mennonites; traditions and social clubs, education; rural and urban life; business; political and civic engagement; times of war; and immigrants and their descendants in the global world, past and present.

This project has been made possible by a Major Grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
Free and open to the public.

Details

Start:
Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
End:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Venue

Milwaukee Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
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