Waukee Public Library Welcomes “German Iowa and the Global Midwest” Exhibit
From November 1-12, the Waukee Public Library will host a traveling exhibit, “German Iowa and the Global Midwest.” The exhibit shows important facets of German Iowan history, such as immigration, communities, brewing and politics, using telling photographs and interpretation.
One third of Iowans claim German heritage, far more than any other ethnic group. Drawing on research by University of Iowa faculty and students, this new exhibit examines the lasting influence of German immigrants and their descendants in Iowa. As we mark the 100th anniversary of American entry to the First World War, the exhibit also explores pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, bilingualism, and multiculturalism at a time of national emergency.
The exhibit will be located in the library’s Manders Baseball Museum room. The Waukee Public Library is located at 950 Warrior Lane. Hours can be found at www.WaukeePublicLibrary.org.
To learn more about “German Iowa and the Global Midwest, visit www.GermansinIowa.com.