Roots and Leaves Museum
The Luxembourg American Cultural Society’s Roots and Leaves Museum is the showpiece of the Cultural Center. Housed in the rebuilt Mamer-Hansen Luxembourgian stone barn originally built in 1872 by Jacob Mamer, a Luxembourg immigrant who came to Ozaukee County, Wisconsin in 1846, the Roots and Leaves Museum tells the story of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, past and present, as well as Luxembourg immigration to America the impact of Luxembourg immigrants and their descendants on life in America.
The exhibit panels, display cases, furnishings, and artwork featured in the Roots and Leaves Museum were all gifts from the people of Luxembourg through the country’s Ministry of Culture and were crafted by Luxembourgish artisans. The Luxembourg American Cultural Society is forever indebted to the Grand Duchy for its generosity, which helped to make the Luxembourg American Cultural Center and its Roots and Leaves Museum a reality.