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Since 1995, the German American Heritage Center building was saved from demolition, restored, renovated, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has become Davenport's newest museum.  Read about the history of the building...

 

INTERACTIVE PERMANENT EXHIBIT “The German Immigrant Experience”

Hours

Tuesdays through Saturday 
open 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday open 12 – 4 pm
Closed Mondays

The museum will be closed 
on  the following holidays:    

- Easter (Saturday and Sunday),
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Thanksgiving
- December 24, 25, 26
- December 31 and New Years Day

Admission
Adults: $5
Seniors:$4
Children: $3 (5 – 17 years old)
Free for children under 5
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Military Personnel: Free from Memorial
                                 Day to Labor Day

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 Since 2007, the GAHC has undergone a complete interior renovation and exhibit space was increased by six times the original layout.  The museum includes aninteractive, audio-visual permanent exhibit, “The German Immigrant Experience.” which takes visitors on an exploration of what it was like to be an immigrant to this area in the 1800s.  The exhibit is highly interactive and includes a theater, audio-visual stations, artifacts and two restored hotel rooms. The creation of this exhibit area marks a major milestone at the GAHC; achieving its goal of providing a premier educational, historical and recreational experience. It was designed by Morgan-Bailey Consulting out of Des Moines, Iowa.

ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY EXHIBIT SPACES
The GAHC also has two temporary exhibit spaces that will change throughout the year showcasing different exhibits:

Now Open

Schleswig-Holstein - Turmoil on the German-Danish Border

Open Through January 4

Truce In The Trenches - The true story of The WWI Christmas Truce

NOTE: If you missed the film showing of "Jens Jensen: The Living Green" click here to purchase a copy of this documentary.

EXPANDED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
The GAHC also offers a variety of classes, programs and events.  Our calendar of events will keep you up-to-date on what's happening at the Center.

If you missed Jim Leach's talk on "Civility With A German Accent" , you can read it here.

If you missed the lecture by Father George McDaniel  The Rocky Road to Nirvana: Iowa and Prohibition in the 19th Century, you can read it here.

OUR BANQUET HALL IS AVAILABLE TO RENT
Planning a graduation party, family reunion, wedding rehearsal dinner, retirement  anniversary party or a baby shower?  Take a look at our Banquet Hall.  It occupies the entire fourth floor. 

MAGNOLIA TREE PLANTED AT DAVENPORT CITY CEMETERY

A magnolia tree provided by City Alderman Bill Boom's Neighborhood Beautification fund was planted Sunday, May 4, 2014 on the lots of the Deutscher Krankenverein (DKV) at the Davenport City Cemetery.  Click on the picture to see more.



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GAHC 2015 Trip to Germany
Nördlingen to Kaiserslautern
and Southern River Cruise

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