Purpose

Use the themes of urbanization, (im)migration and industrialization
to tell the story of the people who built the Midwest

Identify, disseminate and celebrate the culture of the Midwest

Build bridges between the university and the community

Invite the community to share their experiences and cultures and
thereby construct a vision of a rich past, present and future

Build partnerships with community groups and institutions

Build on strong local base to structure working relationships with similar organizations throughout the Midwest

Draw together the humanities with other parts of the academic community

Integrate K-12 into these activities