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October 2018

Halloween Scherenschnitte with Keith Bonnstetter

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Keith is back and rejoins us for his classes on the German paper cutting art of Scherenschnitte with a spooky twist! Two classes will take place on Saturday, October 6th on the 4th floor of the German American Heritage Center. The 2-dimensional class begins at 10 Am and the 3-dimensional class begins at 11:30. Cost is $15 members, $20 non-members, and $25 both for members. Call the GAHC to register as space is limited! 563.322.8844 or info@gahc.org

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Second Saturdays: Lebkuchen Heart Necklaces

October 13 @ 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 craft your own heart necklaces with your favorite endearing German (or English) phrase! Paint, glue, and craft to your delight. All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the exhibits all day!

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7th Annual Cheers & Biers Home-brew Tasting

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 excited to bring back our 7th annual Cheer and Biers home-brew beer tasting! Come and try a wide variety of craft beer recipes including modern interpretations and even traditional German recipes spanning centuries! Home-brews will be provided by local craft brewers including MUGZ, REFS, The Powder Keggers, and Trade My Homebrew. Delicious brat baskets from Jerry's Market will also be available for purchase! Come enjoy some cold beer and good company at the GAHC!…

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Nazi Looted Art: Real and Reel Monuments Men & the Gurlitt Cache

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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We are so excited to partner with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, The Jewish Federation of Peoria, and the Figge Art Museum to welcome back Dr. Jonathan Petropoulos to the Quad Cities! His fascinating presentations were given to over 300 people just a few short years ago. This partnership is part of the exhibit "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" appearing at the Figge Art Museum from October 9, 2018- January 6, 2019. On Monday, October 22 @…

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November 2018

Second Saturdays: St. Martin’s Day Hedgehog Lanterns

November 10 @ 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 craft your St. Martin's Day Lanterns! The nights before and on the night of Nov. 11, children in Germany walk in processions carrying lanterns, which they made in school, and sing Martin songs. Usually, the walk starts at a church and goes to a public square. A man on horseback dressed like St. Martin accompanies the children. When they reach the square, Martin’s bonfire is lit and…

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December 2018

Second Saturdays: Christmas Pickle

December 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: Many families have their own traditions for Christmas morning. Here at the center, we celebrate the Christmas pickle. A pickle is hung hidden within the tree and the first to find it Christmas morning wins an extra present! Come by and craft your own pickle and let it be an annual tradition in your own home! All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the…

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