Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage
To educate the public about German culture and art traditions from both the past and present by providing opportunities to gain knowledge and practice skills. To encourage families with German heritage to explore their roots and introduce the younger generations to ways to preserve it. To demonstrate through the arts the contributions Germans and German-Americans have made to our community.We had a brief survey which we used to interview visitors about their experience. We asked for how they learned about the event, how many in their party and what age range, their zip code, whether they had visited the museum before (almost all had), why they had attended the German Culture Day (majority for culture), what did you learn, and suggestions for improvements.
87.5% rated the arts experience as excellent (62.5%) or good (25%). 12% rated it average. 50% were Minnesota residents. Most came to learn more about German culture. They learned a variety of things: Hutterite culture - superb learning about it; the origin of feather trees and how to make them; how to make sauerkraut; that cuckoo clocks are German; that some favorite foods are of German origin. Many expressed they loved it. And the suggestions were for MORE: foods, music, demonstrators, and vendors. A lot of respondents appreciated that their children learned a lot about German culture from the event.
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