One of OLLI’s favorite step-on guides, Pam Risher, accompanied us as we moved beyond breweries and bratwurst and rediscoverd the cultural contributions made by German immigrants to Chicago. We marveled at the Romanesque style St. Michael’s Church with its great clock tower and spire, main altar with an eight-foot statue of St. Michael, and exquisite stained glass windows. We also passed the site of the Haymarket, drove past the Germania Club (the most influential of all European fraternal societies), and made a quick stop at Dinkel’s Bakery. After lunch at the Chicago Brauhaus, we visited the Dank Haus German Cultural Center and viewed its permanent exhibit “Lost German Chicago” featuring art, artifacts, and memorabilia reflecting the Chicago German community over the years.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is a group of more than 1,000 individuals, age 50 and over, who learn together through three distinct programs: OLLI Classes, OLLI Learning Trips, and OLLI Study Groups.
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