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June 2019

Glory of Germania Lecture by Reinhard Andress, PhD

June 2 @ 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, June 2nd for a talk by Reinhard Andress, PhD of Loyola University Chicago. Some 25 feet high, 14 feet wide, and consisting of over 1,000 tiles, the "Glory of Germania" is a huge porcelain wall painting made by the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin and sent by the German Empire to the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, where it was seen by millions. In it, the goddess Germania reigns supreme as a manifestation of…

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Quad Cities Museum Week

June 8 - June 16

Enjoy this celebration of our region's museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. The GAHC will offer free admission during Museum Week, as well as a free Historic Walking Tour on June 15th. RSVP required for the free Walking Tour, as space is limited. Reserve your spot at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/museum-week-walking-tour-tickets-62945810614

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Basket Weaving Workshop with Tracy!

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Tracy Welch returns to the GAHC for another basket weaving workshop! Each student will weave an 8x11 rectangular basket featuring a solid woven base, woven sides, round and dyed reeds, and handles on each side. All materials and tool will be supplied. This class is good for beginners and veterans alike! This workshop will occur Sunday, June 16 from 1-5PM. Cost: $40 for Members $45 for Nonmembers RSVP ONLY at 563.322.8844 SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED

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2nd Annual Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$5

Join us on Saturday, June 22 from 11am-3pm for our second annual Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition! Sample sausage from local vendors, purchase delicious food, enjoy an ice cold beer, music by the Guttenberg German Band, and vote for the "Best of the Wurst!" Tickets are $5. Children under 12 are free!

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Meet the Schumanns

June 29 @ 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, June 29th at 2pm for a lecture by Jacob Bancks. She was Europe's greatest pianist; He was a leading musical thinker with a dark side. Her father forbade their marriage; He took her father to court and won. Come meet Robert and Clara Schumann, the Nineteenth Century's most celebrated musical couple. This program is included with general admission: Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free

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Kaffee und Kuchen

June 30 @ 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, June 30th at 2pm for a special double presentation. Wake up with a history of coffee presented by Greg Wolf of the Quad City Botanical Center followed by a presentation on "Kaffee & Kuchen" in Germany and Switzerland by Suzanne Tanner of Suzanne's Swiss Bakery. Samples of Melitta coffee and Suzanne's Swiss Bakery Berliners available! Supply Limited! This program included with general admission: Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free

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July 2019

Fantastic Foam and More!

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$5

Join us on Saturday, July 6th at 2pm for a demonstration by Absolute Science! This show will even make your hair stand up! You will experience items disappearing in clear liquids with our refraction oil and see the power of a Van De Graaff generator, but no show is complete without foam, LOTS of foam with our fantastic foam experiment where the children are the stars! Tickets are $5

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Fermentation 101 with Kristin Bogdonas

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$8

Join us on Sunday, July 7 at 2pm for Fermentation 101! Fermentation is a safe, easy and economical way to preserve food and create probiotic-rich meals and beverages. Join Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition and wellness educator from University of Illinois Extension to learn more about what you need to get started and create a quality product. She will walk you through a sauerkraut demo and ginger ale recipe you can make at home. Additional food/beverage samples and resources will be provided.…

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Teen Scherenschnitte Workshop

July 13 @ 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 Bonnstetter joins us once again on July 13th with the art of paper design cutting! Enjoy two fun designs, one 2-D and the other 3-D. These workshops are open to teens and are suitable for all skill levels! The 2-D class will be from 10-11 AM The 3-D class will be from 11:30-1 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…

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A German Journey: My Fascination with Lieder

July 14 @ 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, July 14th at 2pm for "A German Journey: My Fascination with Lieder." German art songs have always been a central part of Nathan Windt's performance repertoire, in part because German language and culture have intrigued him from a young age. In this presentation, Dr. Windt will discuss these formative experiences, as well as choose a selection of songs that have been especially meaningful to him in both his cultural and musical upbringing. In addition to a…

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