Are you a genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors? A historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? In this workshop, Mark Louden will introduce participants to the basics of reading German handwritten materials, with a special focus on those from the 19th century. For more details and registration information click HERE.
With the help of the Friends, the Max Kade Institute will again participate in German Fest Milwaukee, July 29 – 31. Look for us in the Culture Pavilion where we will have a table exhibiting German Americana and the work of the Max Kade Institute.
Join the Friends and receive this exciting new issue of the Friends of the Max Kade Institute Newsletter in the mail!
— 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
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. We 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.”
The Max Kade Institute website has a new look, but the URL remains the same: http://mki.wisc.edu We invite you to explore the new site, check out the Institute’s resources, add its events to your calendar, and share the site with others!