Exhibit opening - German Iowa and the Global Midwest

Exhibit opening - German Iowa and the Global Midwest

Ames Public Library 2nd Floor Gallery
Free and open to the public

Drawing on research by University of Iowa faculty and students, 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.

Exhibit on display March 15 - April 3, 2017

Partners: Ames Public Library, Ames Historical Society, Iowa State University Department of History, Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, Story County Genealogical Society, University of Iowa, Humanities Iowa, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa International Programs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Chicago.

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm