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November 2019

The Berlin Wall: Reassessing Its Impact 30 Years After Its Fall

November 9 @ 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 Saturday, November 9th at 2pm for "The Berlin Wall: Reassessing Its Impact 30 Years After Its Fall" presented by Dr. David Ellis. This program will examine how the Wall came to be, how it functioned in practice, how it impacted East and West Germany, how it came to "fall," and its legacy today. This program is included with General Admission: Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free

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Stained Glass Trolley Tours

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$20 – $25

Join us on Sunday, November 10th from 1-3pm as we take a trolley to visit a selection of local churches and learn more about the beautiful stained glass right here in our community! Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25 Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required! Space is limited! Call 563-322-8844 to register today!

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Book Discussions: An Evening in the Palace of Reason

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722 United States
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Join the GAHC Book Discussion group at the Bettendorf Public Library on Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm for the second of their 2019-2020 book discussions. On November 12th, the group will discuss Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment by James R. Gaines. The discussion will be led by Rick Dienesch. Johann Sebastian Bach created what may be the most celestial and profound body of music in history; Frederick the Great…

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Pop-Up Vendor: Bake Me A Cake

November 16 @ 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 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 16th our pop-up vendor will be Bake Me A Cake!

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The German ‘Melusine’: A Medieval Bestseller

November 16 @ 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 Saturday, November 16th at 2pm for "The German 'Melusine': A Medieval Bestseller" presented by Misty Urban. The 15th century prose romance 'Melusine' written by Thuring von Ringoltingen was a bestseller for its time and enjoyed a long afterlife in many print editions and subsequent translations. This talk discusses what Thuring added to the original French story, the unique illustrations that German and Swiss bookmakers contributed to early modern print editions, and Melusine's continuing legacy into our own…

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The Making and Preservation of Stained Glass Windows

November 17 @ 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 17 at 2pm for "The Making and Preservation of Stained Glass Windows," a presentation on the restoration and creation of stained glass windows by Glass Heritage LLC. This program is included with general admission Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free

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Members Only Discount Days

November 21 - November 23
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join us in November for our Members Only Discount Days! From November 21st through the 23rd GAHC members receive 20% off their entire purchase in the gift shop! Not a member yet? No problem! Join today and begin enjoying your member benefits immediately! Members receive: Quarterly issues of the Infoblatt newsletter Free Admission to exhibits Free Admission to many programs and events Access to special members-only events Discounts on classes, events, and trips Discounts on facility rental

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Pop-Up Vendor: Jerry’s Market

November 23 @ 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 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 23rd our pop-up vendor will be Jerry's Market!

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Christmas Food Traditions in Germany & Switzerland

November 24 @ 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 24th at 2pm for "Christmas Food Traditions in Germany & Switzerland" presented by Suzanne Tanner of Suzanne's Swiss Bakery. This presentation will begin by introducing Christmas traditions like Advent, St. Nikolaus, Christmas, and more. We will then move into the holiday food traditions. Join us afterward for Kaffeeklasch! This program is included with General Admission: Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free

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Pop-Up Vendor: Suzanne’s Swiss Bakery

November 30 @ 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 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 30th our pop-up vendor will be Suzanne's Swiss Bakery!

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