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April 2018

Maifest

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Presented by the Schuetzenpark Gilde German American Family Club American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society German American Heritage Center Traditional "greeting of spring" festival. Eulenspiegel Puppet theater, live German Band, Maypole dancing that the audience can participate in, great home-made food and drinks on site in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Schuetzen Park. Event will take place in Schuetzen Park 700 Waverly Rd. Davenport (Right behind Good Samaritan)!

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In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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In connection with the traveling exhibit "In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts: What Norwegian Immigrant Brought to the United States", Laurann Gilberston from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum will share the stories of nearly 1 million Norwegians leaving their home for the US. In addition to the presentation the audience can explore a small immigrant trunk and samples of objects that Norwegians packed. The presentation will conclude the traveling exhibit's stay at the German American Heritage Center from April 6th to April…

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May 2018

German Language For Travelers

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join the German American Heritage Center in this beginners course on the German Language. Perfect for travelers, learn how to communicate on subjects such as greetings, restaurants,food, banking, shopping, and geography. This four week course on May 3, 10,17, and 24 will be taught by Nick Pitz, a retired Moline High School German teacher, from 4-5PM a the GAHC. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Prepayment and preregistration is required. To register call 563-322-8844 or email info@gahc.org

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Volkswagen Car Show

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join us for a fun filled day of classic Beetles, Westfalia vans, kit cars and more! Come and see the history of one of Germany's most iconic car brands right in our parking lot and enjoy a brat from our friends at Jerry’s Market!

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Mother’s Day Scherenschnitte Class

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Keith Bonnstetter join us once again on May 12th with his intricate art of paper design cutting! Enjoy two mother's day themed designs, one 2-D and the other 3-D. Classes are suitable for all skill levels! The 2-D class with be from 10:11:30 AM The 3-D class will be from 11:30-1:00 PM Cost for the workshops are: $15 MEMBERS $20 NONMEMBERS MEMBERS ONLY $25 FOR BOTH! Space is limited and fills up fast. Reserve your spots today by calling us…

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Second Saturdays: Mai Pole

May 12 @ 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: Come and learn the traditional dances and play on the center's very own May pole.! All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the exhibits all day!

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The Works of Mathilde F. Anneke

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Dr. Viktorija Bilic presents on her work translating the personal correspondence of German American Suffragist Mathilde F. Anneke! Learn about the revolutionary socialist who dedicated her life to the dissemination of knowledge through her writing, newspapers, and school. Presentation on May 13th at 2PM at the German American Heritage Center.

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German Mustards: Makes No Senf to Me!

May 20 @ 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 founder and curator of the National Mustard Museum, Barry Levenson, will take your taste buds to Germany with a focused tasting of fine German Mustards. Come visit the German American Heritage Center on May 20th at 2 PM to welcome Mr. Levenson and discover the tasty world of German Mustard! Programs are regular admission to the Museum: $5 for Adults $4 for Seniors $3 for Children Free for members!

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June 2018

Second Saturdays: Hedgehog Meet & Greet & Crafts

June 9 @ 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: June's second Saturday is special! Ever wanted to meet a hedgehog? The Niabi Zoo will be bringing hedgehog for a meet and greet with their Zoo2U program! After you have met your prickly pals, be sure to craft your own to take home! All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the exhibits all day!

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July 2018

Second Saturdays: Jack and the Beanstalk

July 14 @ 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: Come by and learn the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk, as well as grow your own beanstalk to take home! All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the exhibits all day!

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