This year the Friends of the Max Kade Institute will step back to the early days of the twentieth century by visiting the historic Fromm Brothers Fur and Ginseng Farm in the Town of Hamburg, Marathon County. We will learn how five brothers, whose...Read More
For more information go to https://www.oshkoshpubliclibrary.org/events/2018-04-16-230000-2018-04-17...
- Thursday, April 12, 6:00 p.m. at Prescott Public Library (...
This lecture is the keynote address at the opening of the exhibit “German Iowa and the Global Midwest." It is followed by a reception.
Glenn Ehrstine is Associate Professor of German a the University of Iowa. His research focuses on...Read More
This exhibit, created by the University of Iowa, visualizes the story of German immigration to Iowa in the context of global migration to the American Midwest, and examines pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, the value and challenges of...Read More
Join us for a fascinating presentation about nineteenth century panoramas, a medium usually associated with the staging of spectacular national historical narratives. Prof. Byrd investigates these massive displays as media production networks...Read More
When the superintendent of the census called German immigrants “the great suiciding people among us” in 1899, he simply confirmed the common wisdom of his time. Official statistics, proliferating social scientific studies, German-American...Read More
This presentation provides an overview of German-language resources for genealogists and suggestions on where to find them. Learn how to interpret historic documents and receive tips on how to decipher Old German script and print.
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