Jun 4, 2013 6:30–9 pm
Discover the story of Wisconsin's second largest ethnic group, the Poles, with author Susan Gibson Mikoś as she discusses the cultural heritage that Poles brought from their homeland and the strategies the immigrants used to adapt to their new environment. A reading of excerpts from the never-before-published memoir of Maciej Wojda, a Polish peasant who immigrated to Milwaukee in the 1860s, will give insight into the real-life struggles faced by Polish immigrants in our state. A dinner of delicious Polish cuisine provided by Queen Anne's Catering will complement the presentation.
Jun 15, 2013 1–3:30 pm
Join us in Rhinelander at the Al-Gen Dinner Club as the Wisconsin Historical Museum brings "Taste Traditions of Wisconsin: Supper Clubs" to the Northwoods. Enjoy a sampling of traditional supper club fare provided by the Al-Gen, sip your favorite Leinenkugel's beer, and listen in as a panel of local supper club owners discuss the traditions and distinctive characteristics of these dining establishments. Brenda Bredahl, author and supper club enthusiast, will lead the discussion and share photos and stories of Wisconsin's most treasured dining experience.
Aug 21, 2013 6:30–9 pm
From beer and bratwurst to farming and educational advances, the influence of Germans in Wisconsin is everywhere. Join Cora Lee Kluge, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of German and co-director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, as she discusses how and why Wisconsin became the most German state in the U.S. She will also discuss the lasting impact of German traditions and customs on our lives today. Savor the flavors of Germany with a meal that highlights the best of German cuisine.