Polkas and Masses: Catholicism and the German-Russian Immigrant Experience

While best known as the hometown of television legend Lawrence Welk, Strasburg, North Dakota possesses a rich religious and ethnic history.  In this free public lecture, “Polkas and Masses:  Catholicism and the German-Russian Immigrant Experience in Strasburg, North Dakota”Dr. Lance Richey, Dean of the Schoool of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Theology, will explore the dynamic interchange of the German-Russian heritage of the people and their strong Catholic faith. Their history of “Polkas and Masses” is both unique and emblematic of the American immigrant experience.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7pm
Brookside Ballroom

2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN

This event is sponsored by the University of Saint Francis Department of Philosophy & Theology, and the USF School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For additional information, contact Angie Springer at 260.399.7700 x8100 or aspringer@sf.edu.

All are welcome.

Flyer:  Available for download