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April 2019

Time to Ship Another Steer

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Author Bill Mueller joins us for a lecture on his newest book "Time to Ship Another Steer"! The talk will be on Saturday, April 27th, at 2PM at the German American Heritage Center. "Time to Ship Another Steer" is a book about growing up as one of eleven children on a sleepy farm in Wisconsin. Author Bill Mueller recounts his family's history and German lineage from their initial landing in 1890. Mueller's family is steeped with German history including many…

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Speaking on Prohibition in Eastern Iowa

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Prohibition was the period of time when it was illegal to manufacture, transport, or sell liquor in the U.S. This included Iowa. Why then, did many Iowa farmers turn to using their corn to produce liquor? Linda McCann joins us on April 28th from 2-4 PM at the German American Heritage Center to discuss this rebellious time in history for Eastern Iowa. Linda has spoken with the children of moonshiners and bootleggers and shares their memories. She will have specific…

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May 2019

Volkswagen Car Show

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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It's that time of year again for the annual Volkswagen Car Show at the German American Heritage Center on May 4th from 10 AM to 1 PM! Admission to the show is FREE! Join us for a fun-filled day of classic Beetles, Westfalia vans, kit cars and more! Come and see the history of one of Germany’s most iconic car brands right in our parking lot and enjoy a brat from our friends at Jerry’s Market! See you soon! Bis…

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Mother’s Day Scherenschnitte

May 5 @ 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 join us once again on May 5th with the intricate art of paper design cutting! Enjoy two mother’s day themed designs, one 2-D and the other 3-D. Classes are suitable for all skill levels! The 2-D class will be from 1-2 PM The 3-D class will be from 2:30-4 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 by calling us…

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The Bauhaus: An Experiment in Art and Design Education

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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After World War I, German leaders encouraged the development of a new school to blend the power of industry with the insight of design. New industrial materials were utilized to fulfill the needs of the expanding urban society. The Bauhaus school represented revolutionary concepts on Art and Design as well as an inclusive social experiment. Whynne Schafer will discuss this and more with an in-depth look at the movement that shaped modern design. The talk will be on May 18th…

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TO BE RESCHEDULED: The Art of Fermentation: Fermented Beverages

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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This program will not take place on Sunday, May 19 as originally scheduled. We will reschedule as soon as possible. Fermentation is a safe, easy, and economical way to preserve food and create probiotic-rich meals and beverages. Join Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition & wellness educator from The University of Illinois Extension on May 19th @ 2PM at the German American Heritage Center to learn more about fermentation and how to make fermented beverages at home. Sample and resources will be provided.…

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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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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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