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December 2018

Christkindlmarkt Craft Fair

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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It's time for the second annual Christkindlmarkt Craft Fair at the German American Heritage Center! Over twenty local vendors will gather on the fourth floor just in time for last minute gifts, stocking stuffers, and much much more! A wide variety of crafts, delectables, and everything in between will be available. Admission is FREE for the craft fair and will occur from 10AM- 2PM. We hope to see you there and share with us in this holiday season! Frohe Weihnachten

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January 2019

2019 Community Open House!

January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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2018 was a great year for the German American Heritage Center and 2019 looks promising as well! Come and see us on January 5th and 6th, whether it's your first time or 1000th! Our open house is FREE to the public! Come and see our 3 exhibit spaces, and browse our collection in the gift shop. See the exhibits “Twas the Night Before Weihnachten: A German Christmas Story” and “The Civil War: Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists” one final…

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Just Before the Battle Mother- A Visit from a Civil War Soldier

January 6, 2019 @ 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 Heritage Center is happy to bring O.J. Fargo to our 2019 Open House on January 6th at 2 PM to give his presentation and performance "Just Before the Battle Mother- A Visit from a Civil War Soldier". Mr. Fargo dresses in full Union Army regalia and focuses the first person presentation on an individual Iowa soldier’s Civil War experience. After a brief overview of the state’s involvement, the audience is introduced to a returning Civil War veteran…

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Crazy Hair Night at the Quad City Storm Fundraiser

January 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Another exciting game and opportunity to support the German American Heritage Center is coming up on January 12th @ 7:10 PM! The QC Storm will take on the Knoxville Ice Bears on the ice. It is also crazy hair night! Sport your craziest hair for a chance to win a prize! The German American Heritage Center will receive $5 from every ticket sold through the link below! Hope to see you there! Tickets: http://www.quadcitystorm.com/specialticketoffers/

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Mahler and the Curse of the Ninth

January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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A suspicious number of symphonic composers, including Beethoven, Schubert, and Bruckner, have died shortly after completing their ninth symphonies. Apparently, this fact had Gustave Mahler rather nervous, delaying his own ninth as long as possible, eventually completing it in 1911. Of course, he died shortly thereafter. In this lecture, composer and Augustana professor Jacob Bancks will discuss Mahler, the "curse of the ninth", and provide an overview for listening to his glorious ninth symphony which is to be performed by…

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Iowans who Fought Against the Union

January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Most Iowans think that the state was solidly pro-Union during the Civil War. After all, some 76,500 residents fought for the North. In reality, Iowa Democrats formed a spectrum of dissent. The majority of Democrats opposed abolishing slavery (and yet favored the Union war effort); the minority sympathized with the South. Out of this group, at least 60 Iowa residents served the Confederacy. This talk will focus on four or five of them. David Connon will explore their motivations and…

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