Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

All Events


Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for an overview of German-language resources for genealogists and suggestions on where to find them. We will learn how to interpret historic documents and practice deciphering Old German script and print.

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Doors open at 5PM, music begins at 6PM

This early evening event with food and cash bar is free and open to the public.

Die Tanzgeiger is a traditional Austrian dance band with Upper Midwestern connections,...

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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:00pm

One of the most fascinating phenomena in the animal kingdom is the migration of salmon. This photo presentation by Arthur Frederick Hasler tells the story of his father Arthur Davis Hasler (1908-2001), a former UW-Madison Limnology Professor, who...

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Sunday, September 9, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

When immigrants from German-speaking Europe came to the Midwest in the nineteenth century, they brought with them their culture and traditions, especially culinary ways and recipes. Before long, cookbooks were printed in this country for the...

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
12:30pm to 7:30pm

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...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Join Mark Louden for one of six lectures on "Who are the Amish?" in Western Wisconsin:
  • Thursday, April 12, 6:00 p.m. at Prescott Public Library (...
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

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...

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

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...

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