Introduction to Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience
Brats, beer and a dash of gemutlichkeit. German food and good cheer are a part of Wisconsinites' lives thanks to three major waves of immigration in the 19th century. But what other ways does our state's German heritage affect us today? A new traveling exhibit sheds light on that question with a focus on early settlers' history and traditions. Learn the reasons why so many Germans left their homeland and how their influence impacts us more than 150 years later. Presented by the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, the exhibit is joined by displays of local (and rare) German-related memorabilia, information and programs. Located on the library's Second Floor, Neighbors Past and Present is free and open to the public during library hours.