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“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.

St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, Germany

The St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, Germany will be performing at

Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, on

Sunday, November 3, 2013.

The choir was founded in 1212, and was led by J.S. Bach from 1723 until

his death in 1750. The group last appeared in the US on the East coast

in 2000.

Luther Memorial Church can accommodate approximately 650 people to hear

this very special concert.

Junger Chor Münster

The award-winning Junger Chor Münster from the city of Münster in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany visits Milwaukee on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27 & 28, 2013!  They sing classical, gospel and pop music in concert in German, English and other languages. 

Concert performances: 

Tuesday, August 27 at 7:15 pm

Redemption Lutheran Church,

4057 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53222.

Wednesday, August 28 at 7:15 pm

St. Catherine Catholic Church, 5101 W. Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53210.

Contact Jeff Boardman at Redemption Lutheran: 414-466-4830, jeff@redemptionlutheran.org, or Doug Scott at St. Catherine: 414-614-2235, dscott@saintcatherine.org.

Taste Traditions of Wisconsin Dinner: Prost! The Story of Germans in Wisconsin

Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: Prost! The Story of Germans in Wisconsin

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:30-9:00 pm

Register by Wednesday, August 14

From beer and bratwurst to farming and educational advances, the influence of Germans in Wisconsin is everywhere. Join Cora Lee Kluge, UW Professor of German and Co-Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, as she discusses how and why Wisconsin became the most German state in the U.S., as well as the lasting impact of German traditions and customs on our lives today. Savor the flavors of Germany with a meal catered by Blue Plate Catering that highlights the best of German cuisine.

Buffet dinner menu includes:

Green salad

Sauerbraten with gravy

Swabian Noodles (Spaetzle)

Potato Pancakes

Rye Bread and Butter

Black Forest Cherry Cake

Drinks: Beer, Apple Juice, Coffee

Cost to attend is $25 and WHS Members receive a 10% discount.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Hurry! These events fill fast!

To reserve your space, call 608-264-6555, or click here

shop.wisconsinhistory.org 

 

 

GENEALOGY CLASS: Tracing Your German-American Roots

GENEALOGY CLASS: Tracing Your German-American Roots

Saturday, March 2, 2013, 9am – noon

UW-Memorial LIBRARY, room 126 728 State Street, Madison, WI

A collaboration of the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Max Kade Institute, this class will help you identify locations of records and will offer research strategies for using these records to uncover your German ancestors both here and in the old country.

Instructors: Lori Bessler, Reference Librarian at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives, and Antje Petty, Assistant Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies

Registration: Contact Lori Bessler at 608-264-6519, via email at AskLibrary@wisconsinhistory.org or download a printable registration form (PDF 136 KB).

$35 for Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin State Genealogical Society or Friends of Max Kade Institute members,

$40 for non-members

For further information go to: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/classes/events.asp?id=3041