This is my unofficial, highly partial, and definitely opinionated
view of the genealogy scene in and around Indianapolis, Indiana.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
334. German Culture Exhibit At Central Library
If you have German ancestry--and who in Indy doesn't?--there is an interesting exhibit at the Central Library all this month. And, if you've never been to the downtown branch, now would be a good time. Check it out!
Germany: A Sister City German Culture Exhibition
Individuals of all ages are
invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the City's Sister City
relationship with Cologne, Germany by viewing a dynamic exhibit that
explores Cologne and the German-American experience. It features Cologne architecture, sports
and culture; German traditions, toys and art; the German immigrant story;
German-American contributions to the development of Indianapolis;
the Vonnegut family's connections to Indianapolis; and the works of Kurt
Vonnegut, Jr. Be sure to view a portrait of Clemens Vonnegut, Sr. painted
by T.C. Steele in the 1890's. Clemens Vonnegut, Sr. immigrated to the U.S.
from Germany after the failed 1848 revolution to become a respected member
of the German-American community in Indianapolis. He was a founding member
of several local organizations and started the Vonnegut Hardware Store.
This activity is sponsored by
BMO Harris Bank, The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, and The
Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, in partnership with the Office of
International & Cultural Affairs in the Office of Mayor Greg Ballard
and the Indianapolis-Cologne Sister Cities Committee.