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March 2018

Basket Weaving Workshop with Tracy!

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Tracey Welch from Basket Werks once again as she brings her basket weaving class to the GAHC. She will lead a hands-on class crafting a tote basket with 100% cotton shaker tape handles for you to take home. A variety of dyed patterns will be available for you to personalize your own tote. This class is suitable for beginners and experienced weavers alike! No supplies or skill required! The event will last from 12pm-3:30 pm on March 11th. Space…

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Easter Scherenschnitte Classes w/ Keith

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Keith Bonnstetter is back once again with two more classes! Craft a 2D or 3D Easter, or both, in this hands on workshop. Keith's classes are extremely limited and go fast, so buy your tickets quick! If interested, give us a call at 563.322.8844! March 17, 2018 2D Class:1-2 PM 3D Class: 2:30- 4 PM Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 Member's Only Special: Both Classes for only $25!

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A Handful of German-American Businessmen

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker William Roba shares a portrait of fine Quad City German-Iowans who excelled in entrepreneurial enterprises. These businesses who help shape the economic landscape and help build a better Quad Cities. The talk is in conjunction with our newest exhibit "Butchers, Bankers, and Brewers: German Business in Davenport".

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Tiffany Window Immersion Tour to Dubuque

March 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The GAHC and our friends at First Presbyterian are teaming up for a special bus tour on Saturday, March 24th. We will start with a bus tour of historic Dubuque, setting the scene for the prosperity in the 19th century. It will be followed by a guided tour of St. Luke's Methodist Church. examining its Richardsonian design and home to the fifth largest collection of Tiffany Windows. Each window is unique and a church docent will share the significance of…

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April 2018

Eiermarkt Spring Craft Fair

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Our annual Eiermarkt Spring Craft fair is back! Come visit us and all of our local vendors to find some treats, goodies, and local crafts this Easter season! Admission is free for the craft fair! The Eiermarkt Spring Craft Fair will be on the 4th floor of the German American Heritage Center on March 24th, 10-2 PM. See you then! NOTE: Due to weather the craft fair will be postponed until April 7th!

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Bringing Down the Butcher of Prague

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Dr. Robinson Yost & Dr. Laura Yost, professors of history at Kirkwood Community College, present "Bringing Down the Butcher of Prague: The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich", nearing the 76th anniversary of one of the most daring (and controversial) episode of WWII espionage- The killing of top Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich. Examining the political and military context of this act of Czech resistance, code-names Operation Anthropoid, this presentation discusses the details of who planned it, approved it, who carried it out,…

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Second Saturdays: Styrofoam Print Making

April 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: April 14th will be Styrofoam Print Making. Make your own print and stamp designs! All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the exhibits all day!

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Life & Times of Martin Luther

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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A review of the life of Martin Luther with a focus on how a monk became the leading reformer of Christianity over 500 years ago. Helmut Welke will present on major historical events and settings with pictures of Reformation site on tours he leads.

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A Culinary History of Iowa

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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What comes to mind when you think of Iowa food? Everyone has an Iowa food story, and Lake City, Iowa, author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby will bring these stories to life on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport for a program and book signing starting at 2 p.m. “From Iowa originals like Maid-Rites to kolaches to homemade cinnamon rolls—served with chili, of course—there are many remarkable stories behind Iowa’s tastiest traditions,” said Maulsby, a Lake…

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Meet John Deere

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Come join the German American Heritage Center and Museum as we present Jens Rehder from the John Deere Pavilion and American Queen as a costumed portrayal of John Deere himself. Listen as he tells the story of Deere's life, and what he means to the Quad Cities and his impact on the United States. The program will take place at the GAHC on Sun, April 22 at 2PM.

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