German Iowa & the Global Midwest Event
German Iowa & the Global Midwest at the Amana Heritage Museum
Commemorate and celebrate over a century and a half of German Iowa right here in the Amana Colonies. Experience the traveling exhibit and the new Noe House exhibits all day for FREE!
Schedule:9am WWI Amana Veterans Remembrance
9am Amana History Video
9:45am Welcome by Jon Childers, Executive Director, Amana Heritage Museum
10:00 German Iowa During WWI by Prof. Dr. Glenn Ehrstine, University of Iowa
11am to noon Visit the Amana Heritage Society Archives to sample its treasures
11am Play Video (11, 11:30, 12, 12:30)
1pm The Amana Society during World War I by Jon Childers, Amana Heritage Museum
2pm Celestial, Local, and German: The “Amana” Meteorite as Historical Nexus by Prof. Dr. Tyler Carrington, Cornell College
3pm Roundtable discussion
5pm Community Open House Reception. Everyone is invited to celebrate Amana’s Heritage
The German Iowa & the Global Midwest are sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies with major funding by the Ida Cordelia Beam Visiting Professorships and with the generous support of the Chicago Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.