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October 2019

Marine Mammals: Environmental Science in the US & Abroad

October 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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Join us on Sunday, October 20 at 2pm for this presentation by Laura McCreery! Laura McCreery will be presenting on the research that she has been part of with the Orca Survey and crabeater seal vocalization studies. She will also spotlight some of the environmental research of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, and the scientific contributions of Victor Hensen, German zoologist and pioneer of biological oceanography. This program is included with general admission:…

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Ghosts of the Quad Cities Book Talk

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Free

Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6pm for this book talk by authors Mike McCarty and Mark McLaughlin! Divided by state lines and the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities share a common haunted heritage. If anything, the seam that runs through the region is especially rife with spirits, from the Black Angel of Moline's Riverside Cemetery to the spectral Confederate POWs of Arsenal Island. Of course, the city centers have their own illustrious supernatural residents--the Hanging Ghost occupies Davenport's City Hall, while the…

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Darker Side of Davenport Walking Tours

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$8

Once again, the German American Heritage Center will present our third annual DARKER SIDE OF DAVENPORT WALKING TOUR! The tour is about 1.3 miles long and should take an hour and a half. Grab your walking shoes and a water bottle and join us on Fridays & Saturdays at select times in October as we explore downtown Davenport and share the many haunts, murders, and mysteries that Davenport holds! On Friday, October 25th tours will be offered at: 4:00 pm…

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Darker Side of Davenport Walking Tours

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$8

Once again, the German American Heritage Center will present our third annual DARKER SIDE OF DAVENPORT WALKING TOUR! The tour is about 1.3 miles long and should take an hour and a half. Grab your walking shoes and a water bottle and join us on Fridays & Saturdays at select times in October as we explore downtown Davenport and share the many haunts, murders, and mysteries that Davenport holds! On Saturday, October 26th tours will be offered at: 10:30 am…

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Archives Fair

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Free

Do you love history? Archives? Museums? Get excited for the 2nd annual QC Archives Fair on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Starting at 12pm, the 4th floor of this year’s host site, the German American Heritage Center, will be full of tables from various archives, libraries, and museums from around the Quad Cities area. Visit tables to learn local trivia from the unique collections of these organizations. Stick around and listen to talks from local historians. You may even win a…

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From Grain to Glass: The History and Science of Brewing

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$5

Join us on Sunday, October 27 at 2pm as Brad Sturgeon shares his brewmaster and professional tasting skills and explains why we like some beers and ales better than others. Free samples? YES! Brad received bachelor's (1987) and master's (1989) degrees in chemistry from Illinois State and his PhD in Physical Chemistry (1994) from the University of California, Davis. For the past 13 years Brad has been a chemistry professor at Monmouth College. In 2015, Brad and Steve Murmann opened…

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November 2019

Thanksgiving Scherenschnitte Workshops

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$15 – $25

Keith Bonnstetter joins us again on Saturday, November 2nd with the art of paper design cutting! Enjoy two Thanksgiving inspired designs, one 2-D and the other 3-D. 2D Session: 10-11am | 3D Session: 11:30-1pm Members: $15 | Non-Members: $20 Members Only Deal: Both Sessions for $25 Space is limited and fills up fast. Reserve your spots today by calling us at 563-322-8844

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Pop-Up Vendor: Jerry’s Market

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join us at the GAHC on Saturdays in November from 11-1pm for a selection of pop-up vendors brightening up our gift shop with their sweet and savory goods! On Saturday, November 2nd our pop-up vendor will be Jerry's Market!

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The Tavern: A Social History of Drinking and Conviviality

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join us on Sunday, November 3rd at 2pm for a visiting author Steven D. Barleen as he talks about his book, The Tavern: A Social History of Drinking and Conviviality. Since the first Europeans settled in North America, much of American life and politics have happened around the tavern. Readers of all kinds will appreciate this in-depth analysis of the tavern and its influence on American life and society throughout history. This program is included with General Admission: Adult: $5…

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Pop-Up Vendor: Scherer Custom Meats

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join us at the GAHC on Sweet & Savory Saturdays in November from 11-1pm for a selection of pop-up vendors brightening up our gift shop with their delicious goods! On Saturday, November 9th our pop-up vendor will be Scherer Custom Meats!

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