5/14/2014

Eudora Area Historical Society announces May program

Eudora Area Historical Society News Release


Isaias McCaffery presents "Growing Up American" for the Eudora Area Historical Society


The Eudora Area Historical Society will have its May Program and meeting on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m., at Eudora City Hall.

The program will be delivered by Isaias McCaffery and is titled "Growing Up American." During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the children of Eudora and Kansas immigrants lived with their feet planted in two distinct worlds. Immersed in the traditions of their transplanted parents, many young ethnic community members also came to see themselves as authentic Americans.

 This program explores how these children often felt pulled between two identities—with two languages, two behavior patterns, and often two names. This program deeply relates to the history of Eudora considering Eudora was initially settled almost exclusively by German immigrants.

This program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council. This event is free and open to the public.


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