Enjoy fellowship with other people with similar interests, establish contacts in the German-American community, and have the opportunity to learn about German-American history.

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Bismarck:The Capital City of North Dakota–Its Progenitor

The Hidatsa name mirahacii arumaaguash (Place of the tall willows). Arikara name is ituhtaáwe. Missouri Crossing, then Edwinton.  Learn the history behind the progenitors of Bismarck, ND.

Presenter: Professor LaVern Rippley, Professor of German, St. Olaf College, Northfield.

Marburg: A university town

Marburg is a university town in the German federal state of Hessen and capital of Marburg-Beidenkopf district in the valley of the river Lahn.  Our presenter will talk about his experiences as an exchange student there and the history of the city and its tourist highlights.


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.