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"Cedar Valley in World War I" Lecture

At 3pm, January 29th, Bob Neymeyer, Historian at the Grout Museum District, will speak on the challenges that German –Americans in Iowa were confronted with during World War I. The demand for “100% Americanism” was administered by both public and private groups who distrusted the loyalty of these hyphenated Americans. The tactics ranged from intimidation and vandalism to a state law stating English was the only legal language to be used in public. The result was a series of accommodations, some temporary and others permanent, that changed the culture of German-Americans in the state. This talk will take place at UNI Museum, on the first floor of Rod Library and accompanies the current exhibit, Answering the Call: The Cedar Valley, Iowa, & World War I, on display until February 14th. Both the exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public. If you have any questions you can contact Jess Cruz at 319-273-2495 or Jessica.cruz@uni.edu

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