The German Presence in Wisconsin by Professor Mark Louden

  • 06 Aug 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd, Madison, Wisconsin

Professor Mark Louden is a linguist who received his training in Germanic linguistics at Cornell University. A fluent speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch, he has published extensively on this language and other German-American varieties, as well as Yiddish. In addition to his position as a Professor of German, he co-directs the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and is affiliated with the Center for Jewish Studies and the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture.

In this talk Professor Louden will provide an overview of the impact that German-speaking immigrants and their descendants have had in shaping the life and culture of Wisconsin, from the nineteenth century to the present.

This presentation is jointly sponsored by the Dane County Area Genealogical Society and the Dane County Historical Society. It will be held in the LOWER LEVEL of the Lussier Center. Guests are welcome after 6:30, meeting/presentation starts promptly at 7:00.

Members are welcome to bring a homemade treat to share. DCHS will provide beverages.

Doors open at 6:30 with refreshments served. Presentation begins at 7:00.


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