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December 2019

Glass Heritage Studio Tours

December 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Glass Heritage, LLC, 3030 Hickory Grove Rd.
Davenport, Iowa 52806
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$8 – $12

Join us at Glass Heritage on Saturday, December 21st at 10:30am for a tour of their new studio!   The tour will meet and take place at Glass Heritage at 3030 Hickory Grove Rd. Davenport, IA 52806   Members: $8 | Non-Members: $12 Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required!   Space is extremely limited, so call 563-322-8844 to register today!

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January 2020

Community Open House

January 4 @ 10:00 am - January 5 @ 4:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join us on the first weekend of January for our annual Community Open House! Admission will be free for all on Saturday, January 4th & Sunday, January 5th! Our hours are 10am-4pm on Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday! On Sunday, January 5th at 2pm we will have a presentation by our Executive Director, Kelly Lao, on German Heritage in Davenport! We hope to see you there!

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Oberammergau Travelogue

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Join us on Sunday, January 12th at 2pm for a travelogue presented by Linda Meadors of Blue Horizon Travel! Linda will share information about the upcoming trip to Bavaria in July of 2020. Absolutely the best of southern Germany including the medieval villages of Heidelberg and Rothenburg; King Ludwig’s castles, Alpine Garmish Partenkirchen, 2 nights in quaint Oberammergau with premium seating for the Passion Play - held once every decade. Your farewell experience includes a visit to festive Munich with…

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GAHC Book Discussions

January 14 @ 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 on Tuesday, January 14th at 7pm for the third of their 2019-2020 book discussions. On January 14th, the group will discuss The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. The discussion will be led by Nick Pitz. In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for…

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1989, Revolutions, and the Fall of the Iron Curtain

January 25 @ 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, January 25th for "1989, Revolutions, and the Fall of the Iron Curtain" presented by Nic Hartmann of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. This program is included with General Admission: Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free

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“Return Into Your Prison Now!” The Long Battle for Beethoven’s Fidelio

January 26 @ 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, January 26th at 2pm for "'Return Into Your Prison Now!' The Long Battle for Beethoven's Fidelio," a presentation by Dr. Jacob Bancks! Beethoven wrote prodigiously in almost every genre: nine symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, five piano concertos, and sixteen string quartets. And operas? Only one: Fidelio of 1805... or was it 1806?... or 1814? In this lecture you will learn the fascinating story about how Beethoven's opera about a prison became a prison for the composer…

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February 2020

Stained Glass Kaleidoscope Workshop

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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$40 – $45

Join us on Saturday, February 1st from 10am-1pm for a Kaleidoscope Workshop taught by local artist Tom Chouteau! You may have seen Tom's larger than life kaleidoscopes here at the German American Heritage Center or around the Quad Cities, but now he's bringing the knowledge to you in a one of a kind class! Tom will be teaching this workshop, with step by step instructions to help you build your very own Stained Glass inspired work of art! No experience…

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Valentine’s Day Scherenschnitte Workshops

February 8 @ 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 again on Saturday, February 8th with the art of paper design cutting! Enjoy two Valentine's Day inspired designs, one 2-D and the other 3-D. 2D Session: 10-11am | 3D Session: 11:30-1pm Members: $15 | Non-Members: $20 Members Only Deal: Both Sessions for $25 Space is limited and fills up fast. Reserve your spots today by calling us at 563-322-8844

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Fascinating Fasching

February 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 Sunday, February 16th at 2pm for "Fascinating Fasching" presented by Kathi Hofmann! Come hear Kathi speak about Fasching, Germany's carnival season! Stick around after the program for Berliners at our monthly Kaffeeklatsch! This program included with General Admission: Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free

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Gardens of Europe

February 23 @ 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, February 23rd for "Gardens of Europe," a series presented by Linnea Koch. The first part of the program is on the small island (or insel, in German) of Mainau, a botanic garden in Lake Constance surrounded by Germany, Austria, and Switzerland which is owned by Swedish nobility. Linnea briefly presents the 5000 year history before touring three seasons of island plant life. She takes you to the Arboretum with its towering Sequoia, the formal rose garden,…

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