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WISCONSIN GERMAN LAND AND LIFE, a publication of the Max Kade Institute, is back in print, now as a paperback for $16.95.

This volume focuses on immigrants from farming communities along the Rhine who relocated to Wisconsin in the nineteenth century. Drawing from a wealth of official records and archival materials on both sides of the Atlantic, the book looks at the immigrants’ situation in their original homeland, their experience of the migration process, and their relationship to the land in Wisconsin.

How to order:   http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/4365.htm

Wisconsin German Land and Life

Edited by Heike Bungert, Cora Lee Kluge, and Robert C. Ostergren

300 pp., ill., maps

ISBN: 978-0-924119-46-0

Paper $ 16.95


Beer, Hides and Kulturpolitik: The Rise and Fall of German Immigrants in Old Milwaukee

Learn about the stunning success experienced by German immigrants in certain areas of commerce, culture and politics in 19th-century Milwaukee and their ultimate failure to maintain a leading position. This lecture will be presented by retired history professor, Rosemarie Lester.

“History Sandwiched In” is an informal, brown-bag lunch-and-lecture series held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. You are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy a program of historical perspective.

Ticket Info: Suggested donation of $2 per person

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison’s Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

Event Location URL: http://historicalmuseum.wisconsinhistory.org