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Willkommen zum German American Heritage Center!
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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”
Since 2007, the GAHC has undergone a complete interior renovation and exhibit space was increased by six times the original layout. The museum includes an interactive, audio-visual permanent exhibit, “The German Immigrant Experience”
Tuesdays through Saturday
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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.
TEMPORARY EXHIBIT SPACES
Crossing the Tracks of Time: QC Railroad History open January 10.
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. In particular, check out the Spring Craft Workshops we are offering this year.
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.
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