Join the the Friends or Renew Your Membership

Are you interested in German-American culture, heritage, and immigration research?
Help support the many activities of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies by becoming a new member or renewing your membership HERE.  

Members receive the Friends Newsletter three times a year, which contains information about Max Kade Institute activities and current research in German-American studies. You will also enjoy reduced fees at MKI workshops and will be the first to learn about the Institute’s events, programs, special lectures, and social events. The Friends of the Max Kade Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax-deductible.

A membership in the Friends of the Max Kade Institute makes a special holiday gift!

Friends of MKI OKTOBER FEST, October 13, 2017

Join us for a fun evening with great food, beer, and entertainment!  Once again, Bull Falls Brewery (Wausau),  Clasen’s European Bakery (Middleton), and the Freiburg Gastropub (Madison) sponsor our Fest by providing their delicious beer and food. Enjoy accordion music with Bill Niederberger, German songs with members of the Madison Maennerchor, a lecture on “Humor in the Stacks: Curiosities from the MKI Archives,” and a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Max Kade Institute

For more details and to  purchase your tickets, click HERE.

“Deciphering Old German Script” Workshop in Milwaukee, Saturday, September 30, 2017

Are you a historian trying to decipher old German handwritten documents? A genealogist researching your German-speaking ancestors?  In this workshop, Mark Louden will introduce you to the basics of reading German handwritten materials, with a special focus on those from the 19th century. Antje Petty will give suggestions on how to work with German-language genealogical records. The workshop combines presentations with practical exercises. You are welcome to bring your own documents to work on. Though a reading knowledge of German is helpful, it is not required.

Join the Friends for this fun workshop on September 30, 2017, in Milwaukee.  For more details, including registration information, click HERE.

Friends Spring 2017 Newsletter

Check out the latest Friends Newsletter! Become a member, if you have not received your issue in the mail.  You will find the following articles:
–Report on the MKI Symposium “People of Faith, Voices of Tradition”
–Friends Annual Meeting 2017: An Exploration of Milwaukee’s German Art
–Welcome to Three New Members on the Friends Board of Directors
–Mark Twain’s “Magnanimous-Incident” Hero and Berthold Brecht’s “The Good Person of Szechwan”