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German Iowa and the Global Midwest: traveling exhibit

Author: Amy Juhnke

This traveling exhibit examines the lasting influence of German culture in Iowa. Discover why German immigrants flocked to our state and the influence they’ve had on our history. Re-examine current issues such as pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, bilingualism, and multiculturalism through a historical lens as you experience the triumphs and tragedies of the German people who chose to call our state home.

Opening reception: Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30pm, Ames Public Library

Events occur March 15 – April 3, 2017

From Germans to Americans: Ethnicity, Class, and the Experience of Battle in the Civil War
Presented by Dr. Lawrence McDonnell, Iowa State University Department of History
March 22, 2017
Torrent Brewing Company

The Disappearance of German-Iowans
Presented by Dr. Jeremy Best, Iowa State University Department of History
March 27, 2017
Ames Public Library Auditorium

Finding Your German Ancestors
Presented by Scharlott Goettsch Blevins
March 29, 2017
Ames Public Library Auditorium

Germany: A Celebration of Food and Music
April 1, 2017
Ames Public Library Auditorium

Waiting with Packed Suitcases: European Jewish Refugees, 1938-1957
Presented by Dr. Kierra Crago-Schneider, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
April 18, 2017
Ames Public Library

Iowa News During the Holocaust
April 24, 2017
Ames Public LIbrary Auditorium