It was Lincoln's tragic assassination on April 15, 1865 that oddly led to the founding of what was to become the Germania Club of Chicago. With a massive ceramic tableau entitled "The Glory of Germania" as the artistic centerpiece of the club, it had a considerable run until 1985 as one the main German-American cultural institutions in our city.
Based on research in the DANK archives, the Newberry Library and the Chicago Historical Society, Prof. Reinhard Andress (Director of German Studies, Loyola University Chicago) will trace the history of the Germania Club from its beginnings through its many twists and turns. Along the way he also hopes to entertain you with some curiosities about the Germania Club.
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