The Stars and Stripes Over the Rhine Exhibit

May 31, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Join us for the opening of our exhibition "Stars & Stripes over the Rhine. The American Occupation of Germany after World War I"

As part of the Wunderbar Together initiative, The Columbia World Affairs Council, the Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. and the Koger Center for the Arts as well as the Instistut Für Geschichtiliche Landeskunde as der Universitat Mainz e.V. are proud to bring the "Stars & Stripes over the Rhine" exhibit all the way from Germany to Columbia, South Carolina!

From October 2018 until late 2019, Germany will celebrate its close friendship to the U.S. through the Year of German-American Friendship, or the Deutschlandjahr. The theme of "Wunderbar Together" highlights the strong relationship between our two countries, which is rooted in deep historical ties and shared culture.

People are at the heart of the U.S.-German relationship, and at the heart of this celebration. Wunderbar Together will bring together more than 200 partners across all 50 states, who will host more than 1,000 events in local communities.

And one of those events will take place on May 31, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the Koger Center.

The exhibit highlights the often forgotten history of the U.S. occupation of Germany after World War I and illustrates the multifaceted German-American relationship between 1918-1923. Interesting historical information, rare pictures and more await you as part of the exhibit. A delegation from Germany will attend the opening reception and is looking forward to meeting you!

This exhibit will run through the end of June.