Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

All Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

This presentation is held in conjunction with the the display of MKI's traveling exhibit "Neighbors Past and...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Opening ceremony for MKI's  traveling exhibit "Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience" in Madison. The exhibit will be displayed at the University Club Restaurant, first floor. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Lecture by MKI Director...

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

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...

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

This presentation is held in conjunction with the display of the Max Kade Institute's ...

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 9:00am to Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 5:00pm

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...

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Monday, January 13, 2020 - 8:00am to Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm

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...

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Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am to Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 5:00pm

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...

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PAST EVENTS

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Session I “All I know is they were from Germany”

Before you can do any meaningful family research in Europe, it is crucial to know where your ancestor lived at a certain time. This session will give advice on how to identify your ancestral...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

Sorbs or Wends are a Slavic minority living in a region of eastern Germany that borders Poland and the Czech Republic. In the mid-19th century, many Sorbs/Wends immigrated to Australia, South Africa, South America, and Canada, with the largest...

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Monday, October 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

This presentation is held in conjunction with the display of MKI's traveling exhibit "Neighbors Past and Present...

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:00am

This presentation is held in conjunction with the display of MKI's traveling exhibit "Neighbors Past and Present:...

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

This four-session workshop covers the following topics:

1) "All I know is they were from Germany:" finding and pinpointing your ancestor's hometown in Europe; exploring the ways your ancestors travelled to America

2) ...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
The This lecture is part of...
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Your ancestors decided to leave German-Speaking Europe for America - what did they do at home before they were able to embark on their journey? This presentation will...

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

This lecture is part of the Genealogy & Cuture Conference 2019, held by the Pennsylvania Chapter of Palatines to America German Genealogy Society.  More information can be found here:...

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

BROWN BOOK AWARD LECTURE 
Though often misunderstood and even scorned by outsiders, the Pennsylvania Dutch language is flourishing today among the Plain people, members of Amish and Old Order Mennonite groups. This...

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