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In Their Own Words: German Americans During the WWI Era
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

In Their Own Words: German Americans During the WWI Era

The Winnebago County Historical and Archaeological Society presents a lecture on “German Americans in the World War I Era” by Antje Petty on Monday, November 5 at 6:00 pm in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Drawing on the rich resources of the Max Kade Institute Library and Archives at UW-Madison, this presentation showcases German-language newspapers, magazines, books, and other materials that were printed in the United States in the World War I era. Get a glimpse of how German-Americans saw world events and their own position in American society in the years before, during, and after America and Germany fought against each other in the Great War. 
 

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The Endurance: History's Greatest Shipwreck
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Endurance: History's Greatest Shipwreck

Rochelle Pennington tells the thrilling account of the events which took place on Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition. Shackelton and his crew of twenty-eight sailors and scientists on board a ship set sail in 1914, southward bound, to conquer one of the few remaining explorative feats which had not yet been accomplished by others before them: a complete on-foot crossing of the Antarctic continent. But before reaching land, their ship became trapped in the rapidly forming ice 100 miles off the coast. The crew, stranded 11,000 miles from home, waited for the spring thaw through nine long months of blizzards, gales, and temperatures nearing 100 degrees below zero. The men then watched in horror as their ship succumbed to the pressure of the frozen ocean, breaking to rubble and sinking before the waters around it had a chance to melt. Their only hope for survival was to attempt an escape across the most treacherous waters on the face of the globe in three salvaged lifeboats.

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