Friends Oktober Fest – November 4

Join the Friends for an entertaining evening to benefit the Library of  the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies!  pretzel-and-beer1

Friday, November 4, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The University Club
803 State Street, Madison, 53703

Bull Falls Logo_Full_4oclk-01**Craft BEER from Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau
**German-style BUFFET provided by Clasen’s European Bakery in Middleton, Freiburg Gastropub in Madison, Bavarian Sausage Inc. in Fitchburg, and the University Club Restaurant.
**German and Swiss MUSIC  with Bill Niederberger.**“Swiss-German Heritage Languages in Wisconsin” with Anita Auer, University of Lausanne

**Silent AUCTION

Invite your friends and share the attached OKTOBER FEST POSTER
Contact: or 608-262-7546

PLEASE NOTE:  No tickets will be mailed to you.  Once we have received your payment, we will confirm your purchase by email or phone call.  On the day of the event, please stop at the registration table, and you will receive a wristband.

Friends NEWSLETTER: the new issue is here!

Cover_MKI_Winter-2015-2016_NewsletterJoin the Friends and receive this exciting new issue of the Friends of the Max Kade Institute Newsletter in the mail!

Read about:
— Mark Louden’s new book Pennsylvania Dutch – The Story of an American Language
— Student Yearbooks from Milwaukee’s National German Teachers’ Seminary
— The History of the Madison Männerchor.
— Book Review: Constructing a German Diaspora
— Friends of MKI’s Annual Meeting, May 7, 2016
— the Deutscher Männerverein of Racine, Wisconsin

Friends Annual Meeting in RACINE, May 7, 2016

Join us on Saturday, May 7, for an exciting day tracing the steps of one of South-East Wisconsin’s most illustrious German-speaking immigrants: Ernst Klinkert. KlinkertBarn_spring_smallWe will take a guided tour of the “Klinkert Roadhouse,” one of Klinkert’s impressive German-style tavern buildings, and the “Klinkert Barn,” a magnificent Kentucky blue-grass-style stable for his prized race horses.  Afterwards, we will hold our annual meeting and dinner at the Reefpoint Brew House, followed by a presentation by Art & Architectural Historian Pippin Michelli on “Ernst Klinkert and His World: A German Immigrant Builder and Brewer in Racine, WI.”

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