Schleswig-Holstein: Turmoil on the Danish-German Border

Saturday Feb 22, 2014 - Monday Sep 1, 2014
Museum of Danish America
2212 Washington St.
Elk Horn
www.danishmuseum.org
info@danishmuseum.org


Event Phone: 712.764.7001

The exhibition "Schleswig-Holstein: Turmoil on the Danish-German Border" marks the 150th anniversary of the War of 1864. The exhibition tells the history of the region before and after the war, focusing on the First War of 1848-50 and Reunification 1920.

The aftermath of the First War and the War of 1864 caused many residents of Schleswig-Holstein to emigrate, many of whom traveled across the Atlantic and settled in the United States. The Midwest was an especially popular destination--which is partly reflected in the place names of Schleswig and Holstein, Iowa.

The exhibition also includes selected stories of immigrants from Schleswig-Holstein, their motivations for leaving their homeland and their later lives as immigrants in the United States. 

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn and the German American Heritage Center in Davenport.

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