Color image of the Islamic Civic Society of America, ca. 2015.

Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque

Islamic Civic Society of America and Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, ca. 2015.

Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque, Minneapolis

Dar Al-Hijrah was founded in 1998 in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis and is the oldest Somali mosque in Minnesota. It signals the latest of many phases of immigration to the state, from Scandinavians and other Europeans in the nineteenth century to East Africans in the 1990s and 2000s. The congregation has a unique commitment to civic education and advocates for the idea that Islam is compatible with democracy through its sister organization, the Islamic Civic Society of America.

Founders of the New Ulm Turnverein, November 11, 1956.

Founders of the New Ulm Turnverein (Gymnastic Club)

Founders of the New Ulm Turnverein, November 11, 1956.

Colorized postcard of Turner Hall, New Ulm, ca. 1920.

Turner Hall, New Ulm

Turner Hall, New Ulm, ca. 1920.

Black and white photograph of Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1900.

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1900

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1900.

Black and white photograph of Catherine Pfaender, ca. 1870.

Catherine Pfaender

Catherine Pfaender, ca. 1870.

Black and white photograph of Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1870.

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1870

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1870.

Black and white photograph of Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1880.

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1880

Wilhelm Pfaender, ca. 1880.

Pfaender, Wilhelm (1826–1905)

As an active member of the Turner movement, Wilhelm (William) Pfaender proposed creating a town in Minnesota Territory specifically for German Americans. Together with other immigrants, he helped to found the town of New Ulm in 1857.

Color image of a child's black-and-white cotton vest and skirt made in India, 1967.

Child’s outfit

Child's black-and-white cotton vest and skirt made in India. Owned by Neena Gada (Nirmala Ramji Gada) of New Brighton, who immigrated to Minnesota in 1967.

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