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German-American Story Slam

German-American Day

World War I & the German-American Experience
in Northwest Ohio

Program Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402

 

Listen to presentations by Dr. Geoff Howes and Education Coordinator Michael McMaster about the German-American experience during World War I in Northwest Ohio.

Many German Americans supported Germany's war aims at first, but fully backed the USA once it entered the World War. Dr. Geoff Howes, retired BGSU professor from the Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languagest, will talk about how this transformation played out in the local German-American press. 

Wood County Historical Museum Education Coordinator, Michael McMaster, will discuss selections from his book, Henry County in the Great War: German-Americans, Patriots, and Loyalty 1914-1918. Learn how, in 1918, the League of American Patriots of Henry County conducted loyalty trials and perpetrated a campaign of persecution against Henry County’s German-Lutheran Churches.

Enjoy German food and fellowship. $5 suggested donation, WCHS Members FREE.

Special Activities:German American Day

  • GERMAN-AMERICAN SUPPORT OF WWI THROUGH THE PRESS:
    Dr. Geoff Howes
  • LOYALTY TRIALS AND A CAMPAIGN OF PERSECUTION:
    Michael McMaster
  • GERMAN FOOD: Fellowship and snacks after the program.
  • SELF-GUIDED MUSEUM TOURS : take your time to walk through the former County Infirmary and see the 2017 exhibit on WWI.

Register Now!
Please RSVP at 419.352.0967 or education@woodcountyhistory.org

The Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green.
I-75 to exit 179, east towards Fremont on Rt. 6 (about 1/4 mile), then right on County Home Road.


SPONSORED BY

Bowling Green State University Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13600 County Home Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
419-352-0967
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