The mission of the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center is to support German-American Studies through scholarly research, teaching, and service.  Find out more on our Facebook page!

Deutschlandjahr Events:

October 6th & 7th, 2018
The Year of German-American Friendship Kick-Off 
Indianapolis will host community events on October 6th and 7th, 2018 in downtown Indy to celebrate the start of Deutschlandjahr.  There will be a car show, parade, Wiesn in a Box, and events at the Indianapolis Athenaeum/Das Deutsche Haus that will include a light show, gala, and post-parade celebration.  All events are free and open to the public!  A detailed schedule of events may be found here.

October 24th, 2018
"German Heritage in Indiana Revisited", presented by Dr. Wolfgang Grams, University of Oldenburg, Germany
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Lecture and Reception
The Athenaeum (Das Deutsche Haus) Damenverein Room
401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

  • This event will highlight the cultural connections between Germans and Indiana and their lasting impact. 

December 6th, 2018
"German Holiday Traditions: St. Nicklaus" A Children's Celebration
Carmel Christkindelmarkt

Additional events will be listed shortly!

German-American Day Essay Contest:

On the occasion of German-American Day (October 6th), the Indiana German Heritage Society is sponsoriing an essay contest for Indiana high school students!  Participants do not have to be currently enrolled in a German class in order to be eligible. However, they need to be able to write a biographical statement in German.  For more information, see the flyer below or visit our Facebook page: