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August 2018

Summer Historic Walking Tours

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come enjoy our historic walking tour and learn about where German immigrants worked, lived, and created a community. The walking tour will share details of their personal lives, as well as notable architectural styles found throughout downtown and the Gold Coast. Tours meet at the center each Saturday at 10:30 and are $5/ticket. Bring your walking shoes and a water! Tours will be on Saturdays from June 2- Aug 25

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Summer Historic Walking Tours

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Come enjoy our historic walking tour and learn about where German immigrants worked, lived, and created a community. The walking tour will share details of their personal lives, as well as notable architectural styles found throughout downtown and the Gold Coast. Tours meet at the center each Saturday at 10:30 and are $5/ticket. Bring your walking shoes and a water! Tours will be on Saturdays from June 2- Aug 25

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Best of the Wurst Cook-Off Festival

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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The German American Heritage Center & Museum will present our inaugural Best of the Wurst cook off! Join the Center on Saturday, August 25 from 12PM to 3PM in our parking lot for a sausage cook off! Sample sausage from local vendors, purchase delicious food, enjoy live music, and even have a “bier” as we celebrate everyone’s favorite German staple. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under 12. Try all the competing sausage, vote for the “BEST…

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September 2018

8th Annual Fall Frolic Gala

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Outing Club, 2109 Brady St.
Davenport, IA United States
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The German American Heritage Center and Museum presents the 8th Annual Fall Frolic Gala! One of our most anticipated events of the year, it will take place on Friday, September 7th from 5-8 PM at the Outing Club in Davenport, IA (2109 Brady St). Events will include a cocktail hour and a silent auction including handmade prizes and prizes donated by local businesses. An exquisite German dinner will be served for all of us to enjoy, followed by entertainment in…

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Second Saturdays: Fire Breathing Dragons

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Come join us for fun German-inspired children’s activities from 1-2pm: Fire breathing dragons always make for a good story, so why not make your own? Craft your own dragon, and create your own fairy-tale! All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the exhibits all day!

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From Humble Stew to Elegant Kaffee

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The German American Heritage Center presents Antje Petty from the Max Kade Institute in Madison, WI, with her talk "From Humble Stew to Elegant Kaffee". When immigrants from German-speaking Europe came to Wisconsin in the nineteenth century, they brought with them their culture and traditions, especially culinary ways and recipes. Before long, cookbooks were printed in this country for the German-American Hausfrau. Through text and images, they provide fascinating glimpses into the lives of German immigrants and mirror their acculturation…

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Murder and Mayhem in Scott County

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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The German-American community in Scott County, Iowa, has been justifiably revered as an example of success and prosperity from the mid-1800’s all the way to World War I. Almost everything that they had their hand in – business, farming, politics – turned to gold under their influence. However, there were those among them that took a much more sinister path that led into murder, madness, and suicide. Come with local author and historian John Brassard Jr. as he leads you…

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Free Concert Munich Harmonic Brass Band

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in DeWitt for a night of breathtaking music all the way from Munich! The German Roundtable is proud to present Harmonic Brass, a quintet of award winning musicians on Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm-8pm. This free concert is part of Tuesdays in the Park and will be enjoyed by many! Don't forget to bring your own lawn chair as we listen to this internationally acclaimed 5 piece! In case of rain or inclement weather, don't fret! We will…

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The Cow War: Farmer Rebellions in America’s Heartland During the Great Depression

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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The German American Heritage Center is excited to bring you Michael Luick Thrams and his program titled, "The Cow War: Farmer Rebellions in America's Heartland During the Great Depression". The presentation will be on Saturday, September 29th from 1-2:30 PM at the German American Heritage Center. Join the German American Heritage Center as we explore related yet differing agrarian rebellions during the early years of the Great Depression that mirrored rural folks’ desperate attempts to survive. Case studies included in…

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Researching Your German Ancestors Genealogy Workshop

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Would you like to know more about your German ancestry? With all the resources out there, sometimes it can be difficult to construct coherent trees and family histories. If you would like to know more about your past, join us and Scharlott Blevins in a two-hour workshop title “Researching Your German Ancestors: Who, When, and Where?” This program will take place Sunday, September 30th from 1Pm to 3PM. Scharlott will be available until 4Pm for further questions. Scharlott Goettsh Blevins…

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