German Iowa and the Global Midwest


Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 5:00am to 12:00pm


Old Capitol Museum

One third of Iowans claim German heritage, far more than any other ethnic group.  Drawing on research by UI faculty and students, this new exhibit examines the lasting influence of German culture in Iowa.  Discover why German immigrants flocked to our state and the influence they've had on our history.  Re-examine current issues such as pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, bilingualism, and multiculturalism through a historical lens as you experience the triumphs and tragedies of the German people who chose to call our state home.  


Old Capitol Museum
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