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It Was a Crime to be a German | History Museum of Monroe County
October 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
October 5, 2019, 1:30 P.M. – “It Was a Crime to be a German” by Barbara Kay. Historical actor Barbara Kay will portray her great-grandmother, Margaret May, a resident of southern Illinois who saw and felt anti-German hysteria a century ago. She will illustrate her presentation with photographs, newspaper headlines, and editorial cartoons of the time. Through her first-person, costumed portrayal, she will bring the struggles of World War l-era German Illinoisans to life and will engage audiences with questions and discussion. The program will be held in the Monroe County History Museum’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.