Immigration through New Ulm Eyes
Name: Immigration through New Ulm Eyes
Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
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Historian Dan Hoisington will present “Immigration through New Ulm Eyes" on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library. From its beginning, immigration was one of the central factors that shaped the history of New Ulm. Today, the United States is engaged in a public dialogue on how to address the complexity of current immigration issues. Hoisington will provide a historical perspective on our current national debate from the viewpoint of local history. New Ulm was founded by German immigrants who moved to the Minnesota frontier to escape a wave of anti-immigrant fervor in the 1850s. After the Civil War, other immigrants, German-speaking Bohemians, settled in rural Brown County as well as Goosetown, transforming local culture. The program will explore what we can learn from the past. Dan Hoisington is an historian, an author of more than a dozen books, and the publisher of Edinborough Press. He created the Brown County Historical Society’s “Never Shall I Forget: Brown County and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862” and “Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and WWI” exhibits and the film “A Heritage Transplanted: German Bohemians in America.” This is a Becoming American program. Becoming American is a project of City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of the Sites of conscience. The project has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Call 507-359-8331 for more information on this free public program.