The Max Kade Institute WEBSITE has a NEW LOOK!
Check out new features, including a page dedicated to MKI’s EXHIBIT “Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience: https://mki.wisc.edu/exhibits/npp/
GERMAN-AMERICAN DIALECTS ONLINE!
Finding Our German Ancestors in Europe:
a Workshop for Genealogists
|Sound Salon – Alpine Dreaming
November 17, 2018 – 7:00pm
University Club, 803 State St., Madison, WI
Join us for this lively CD release party featuring the Grammy award-winning owners of Archeophone Records Meagan Hennessey and Richard Martin, accordionist Deb Krauss Smith, and folklorist and Professor Emeritus James P. Leary.
In 1920 Ferdinand Ingold, a poor but visionary Swiss settler in the small Wisconsin town of Monroe, audaciously launched a record label, Helvetia—invoking his homeland’s ancient name and celebrating its musical heritage. Praised in the immigrant press yet beset by fiscal challenges, Helvetia issued a scant 36 sides. Illuminating one of the first American record labels established by an immigrant for his own community, Alpine Dreaming both recalls a bygone era and resonates with all who seek better New World lives while remembering their homelands.
Co-sponsored by the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, Mills Music Library, and the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
More information at: https://mayrentinstitute.wisc.
The Friends of the Max Kade Institute are having another Oktoberfest fund-raising event. A couple of us went to the same event last year and had a great time. The funds raised go to the Library of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.
Here is a link to the event page on their web site: http://mkifriends.org/events/
Briefly the event is on Friday November 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the University Club on State Street. There will be a German-style buffet, German and Swiss music and of course there will be beer – from Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau.
Guenther has written an article on the history of the Madison Maennerchor for the Friend of the Max Kade Institute’s Fall 2016 newsletter. Here’s a link to the PDF version of the article:
The Max Kade Institute at UW-Madison is offering a workshop on deciphering old German script on Saturday October 1, 2016. Mark Louden will be the speaker and the workshop will be held on campus at Union South from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For all of the details, including the workshop fee, lunch menu and registration deadline, please follow this link: http://mki.wisc.edu/events/2016/deciphering-old-german-script
Stories of Freedom and Unfreedom in German and Other Immigrant Voices in the Americas, 1500-1870
Aaron Fogleman, Northern Illinois University
March 15, 6pm
UW–Madison, Memorial LIBRARY, room 126
An Extraordinary Record: Three-Plus Centuries of Germans in New Orleans as Documented in the Holdings of The Historic New Orleans Collection
Daniel Hammer, Historic New Orleans Collection
April 7, 6pm
UW–Madison, Union South
Of German Neighborhoods and Low German Villages: Spoken German in South Africa
Peter Wagener (Emeritus), Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany
April 19, 6pm
UW–Madison, Union South
More information at http://mki.wisc.edu/events/all-events
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
Luther Memorial Church can accommodate approximately 650 people to hear
this very special concert.
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:
Sauerbraten with gravy
Swabian Noodles (Spaetzle)
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