Northwestern to host traveling exhibit on German Iowa

German Iowa and the Global Midwest exhibitNorthwestern College will host a traveling exhibit, “German Iowa and the Global Midwest,” at the DeWitt Learning Commons Sept. 27 to Oct. 9.

Using photographs, text and artifacts, the exhibit features facets of German Iowa history, including immigration, communities, politics and more. The exhibit, produced by the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City, examines the lasting influence of German immigrants and their descendants in Iowa. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry to World War I, the exhibit also explores aspects of American culture during the war era.

Northwestern will create a small exhibit to coordinate with the traveling exhibit, using pieces from the college’s archives. Photos, postcards and personal artifacts from three individuals, all pertaining to enlistment in the U.S. Army during World War I, will be included in the college’s exhibit.

The public is invited to view the display, free of charge, on the main level of the DeWitt Learning Commons. Group tours can be arranged by contacting the library at 712-707-7234 or Facility hours are 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to midnight Sunday.