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September 12th, 2015 MEET CHRISTA TIEFENBACHER-HUDSON, Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany

Deutsche Wiedervereinigung “German Reunification” was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic joined the Federal Republic of Germany to form the reunited nation of Germany. Mrs. Tiefenbacher-Hudson will speak on the outcomes of the last 25 years.

Minnesota German Heritage & Image

A presentation on the enigmatic “Germans” and their great but unheralded historical contributions to Minnesota.  Germans – Minnesota’s largest ethnic group left an indelible mark on Minnesota yet they are clearly underemphasized in popular history and culture.

Join Minnesota historian/author Gary Brueggemann in his exploration of the largely forgotten contributions of these German immigrants.

The Great War

World War I “The Great War”  is considered an historical event that helped define the 20th century as we understand it today.

This presentation will exam the changes made in fighting on the Western Front, the Christmas truce, day to day life in the trenches and the changes that were made in warfare in terms of technology advances made at the beginning of the 1900s.

Lastly it will examine the Paris Peace Treaty and its effects on the overall world that lead to WWII 20 years later.

Presenter: Dan Hartman, Military Historian