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Germans from Russia presentation by Dr. Eric Schmaltz at Sod House Museum


On Saturday, June 19, at 10 a.m. Dr. Eric Schmaltz of Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) will give a presentation entitled “Resilience and Transformation: Germans from Russia in Northwestern Oklahoma (1889–1940)” at the Sod House Museum near Aline.

Schmaltz will provide information on the general migrations and settlements of ethnic Germans from the Russian Empire in the western parts of Oklahoma at the turn of the last century. He will explore the factors that led this group to settle across the Great Plains in vast numbers, as well as how these resilient immigrants and t...

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