Unter Unser Leit: Finding Kansas’s Volga-Germans

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Unter unser Leit provides the visitor the unique opportunity to learn about a somewhat unfamiliar yet fascinating cultural group: the Volga-Germans. The exhibit provides an exploratory, ethnographic, account of an American immigrant group following their journey from German lands to the banks of the Volga River in 18th-century Russia, and then to the Kansas prairie a hundred years later. The conscientious visitor will draw parallels between the Volga-Germans’ fascinating history and the stories of other American immigrant groups. This exhibit was researched by Rose Guardino and researched and curated by Tyler Grasee. This exhibit was on display at the GAHM January 20, 2017-March 23, 2017.