Crisp Museum to Present German-American Month Events

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 13, 2008 – The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, located at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, will host two events in October in recognition of German-American month. A German-American Family Day will be held Oct. 18, and a German-themed dinner and lecture will be held Oct. 28.

Family Day will include displays about well-known German-Americans, sample German foods, a puppet show and activities for children. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m.

The Oct. 28 dinner and lecture will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Dieter Jedan, professor of German and chair of the University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology.

Pre-registration for the dinner is required by Oct. 23, and the cost is $16 per person. Those wishing only to attend the free lecture will be admitted at 7:30 p.m. Both the dinner and lecture will take place in the Glenn Convocation Center at the River Campus.

Jedan’s lecture, “Political Caricatures: A Reflection of Life in the Federal Republic of Germany,” will focus on a series of newspaper caricatures and how they depicted life, politicians and political events from the founding of Germany in 1949 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The Crisp Museum is located at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 518 South Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo., next to the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. For more information, contact the museum at (573) 651-2260.