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MMC Tile – Monona Terrace

When the Monona Terrace was being built, the public was offered the opportunity to purchase commemorative tiles for placement on the Terrace Roof Garden.

The other day I finally had a chance to locate (again) the tile purchased by the Madison Männerchor at the time.

It is located in the southeast corner of the Roof Garden, near the sign for the Lake Vista Cafe (see picture).

 

Tom George Greenway

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Tom George Greenway is for Thomas T. George (1924-1999), a Madison lawyer, alderman from 1971 to 1975, and a Heritage Heights resident who lived at 905 Inwood Way.”

Tom sang with the Männerchor for many years.  This Greenway is located off of Cottage Grove Road on the East side of Madison.

Wisconsin Magazine of History

The Madison Männerchor was mentioned in two places in the Winter 2015-2016 edition of the the “Wisconsin Magazine of History”.

In the article, “Green Turtle Soup, Lobster Newburg and Roman Punch”, the MMC is referred to as “Suitable entertainment…” on page 19 and listed on the reproduced menu from 1901 on page 21.

Wisconsin Magazine of History – Winter 2015-2016

“Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge” with German Beer, Food and Music! — Friday, November 13, in Madison

Join the Friends for an entertaining evening to benefit the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies!

Friday, November 13, 2015
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The University Club
803 State Street, Madison, 53703

Sample craft beer from Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau, Wisconsin,
Enjoy a German-style buffet with delicacies from Clasen’s European Bakery in Middleton, Swiss Colony in Monroe, and the University Club Restaurant.

Dance to Polka Music with Rick March, and bid on fun silent auction baskets.

To purchase tickets fill out the attached
FRIENDS of the Max Kade Institute FALL FEST 2015 Registration Form
$30 advanced purchase
$35 at the door

Help us promote this event — Download and print our flyer!

**Please note: Tickets will not be sent out. We will confirm your purchase by email or phone.
Stop at the registration desk at the event, and you will be issued a wrist bracelet.

 

Contact: friends.mki.madison@gmail.com or 608-262-7546

The Deutscher Sprachatlas Is Back!

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013; 5:30–7:30 p.m.

The Rathskeller, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street

The Deutscher Sprachatlas is an important German linguistics atlas in Memorial Library’s German language and literature collection. Unfortunately it has not been available to linguistic students and scholars due to its fragile condition. With funding from the Friends [of the UW-Madison Libraries], the original has been carefully restored by Memorial Library’s Preservation Department and a facsimile created for use in the stacks.

Help us celebrate the unveiling of the restored atlas and facsimile in Der Rathskeller at Memorial Union. You can view the Sprachatlas, listen to German-Wisconsin music, learn about the importance of this document, hear about its preservation, and celebrate Oktoberfest! German-style refreshments will be available. Wunderbar! For more details about the restoration, see the article on page 8 in the

Fall 2013 Friends Newsletter.

Cosponsored by the

Memorial Library Reference and the Collection Preservation Departments, the Department of German, the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and Mills Music Library.