Indiana German Heritage Society Annual Symposium

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March 19, 2017
Indiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, German History / Studies


“German-Americans and The Guns of August - 1917”

Indiana German Heritage Society

In cooperation with the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center

Hosted by the German-American Citizens League of Cincinnati


March 17th   and 18th   2017



Friday March 17th 


5-6 p.m. Munich Room   Mecklenburg Gardens.   Annual membership meeting


6-7:30 p.m.  Dinner.  Meckenburg Gardens


7:30-8:30 p.m. Munich Room  Mecklenburg Gardens. After dinner program:

"The Jahn Monument in Cincinnati: A World War I Target of the Anti-German Hysteria." 

Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann President, German-American                          Citizens League & Curator, German Heritage Museum,

and Dr. Richard E. Schade, Professor emeritus, University of Cincinnati

Saturday March 18th 


8:30-9:00 a.m. Meeting Room Hampton Inn. Registration. Coffee and refreshments


9:00 a.m. Meeting Room Hampton Inn.  Welcome  President IGHS

                        Greetings from Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann President, German-American                                                 Citizens League & Curator, German Heritage Museum.

                        Martin Wilhelmy, Hon. Consul, Federal Republic of Germany

Clement H. Luken, Jr., Hon. Consul, Republic of Austria


9:15 a.m. "The Anti-German Hysteria of World War I in Northern Kentucky,"

Dr. Paul A. Tenkotte, Professor, History & Geography, Director, Center for Public History, Northern Kentucky University


10:00 a.m. “The Athenaeum-Deutsches Haus Story in the Context of the German-American Story”

William Selm, Public Historian, Associate Faculty IUPUI


10:45 Coffee break


11:00  a.m. "The German-American in WWI in Graphic Detail"

Dr. Giles R. Hoyt, Professor emeritus of German, Director emeritus                                  IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center



12:00 noon lunch Taft's Ale House, 1429 Race Street, Over-the-Rhine in the renovated former St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church


2:30 p.m. German Heritage Museum,  4764 West Fork Road Cincinnati-

                 Empfang mit Kaffee/Reception-Coffee



Dinner and evening: For those who wish to stay over in Cincinnati, we will have dinner and enjoy the entertainment at the Hofbräuhaus in Newport, KY just across the river from Cinci at 200 East 3rd St.





Friday Evening Dinner          $30.00/person             #____  Total   $__________

After March 14                       $35.00/person             #____              $__________


Saturday Registration            $15.00/person             #____              $__________

After March 14                       $20.00/person             #____              $__________

Students only                          $10.00/person             #____              $__________

ID required



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Please make the check payable to “Indiana German Heritage Society” and mail to:  IGHS Annual Meeting, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN  46204.  For information, contact Giles R. Hoyt, IUPUI Max Kade Center, 317-253-9509,




 For directions, search Google Maps or for: Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area, 3024 Vine St., Cincinnati. Mecklenburg Gardens is a short distance from the Inn.



A block of rooms have been reserved at:

Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area

3024 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219, USA TEL: +1-513-281-2700 FAX: +1-513-281-0700

Call and make your reservations before March 10th.  Or use this link:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Contact Info: 

Giles R. Hoyt, IUPUI Max Kade German-American Center, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

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