At the International Culture Fair, children get to experience life around the world.
As a child, Dr. Heidi Backes, assistant professor in the department of modern and classical languages, looked forward to one event each year.
“The Holiday Folk Fair takes place every November in Milwaukee, where I grew up,” she says. “It’s how I first learned about different cultures and a big part of the reason I was motivated to travel the world.”
Now, she organizes a similar experience for children in Springfield.