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May 2018

Mother’s Day Scherenschnitte Class

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Keith Bonnstetter join us once again on May 12th with his 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 with be from 10:11:30 AM The 3-D class will be from 11:30-1:00 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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Second Saturdays: Mai Pole

May 12 @ 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: Come and learn the traditional dances and play on the center's very own May pole.! All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the exhibits all day!

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The Works of Mathilde F. Anneke

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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Dr. Viktorija Bilic presents on her work translating the personal correspondence of German American Suffragist Mathilde F. Anneke! Learn about the revolutionary socialist who dedicated her life to the dissemination of knowledge through her writing, newspapers, and school. Presentation on May 13th at 2PM at the German American Heritage Center.

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German Mustards: Makes No Senf to Me!

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St
Davenport, IA 52802 United States
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The founder and curator of the National Mustard Museum, Barry Levenson, will take your taste buds to Germany with a focused tasting of fine German Mustards. Come visit the German American Heritage Center on May 20th at 2 PM to welcome Mr. Levenson and discover the tasty world of German Mustard! Programs are regular admission to the Museum: $5 for Adults $4 for Seniors $3 for Children Free for members!

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Summer Hausmusik Zither Concert

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

It's that time of year again! The Davenport Zither Ensemble will hold their annual summer zither concert at the German American Heritage Center. Come and hear the soothing sounds of this traditional German instrument. Listen to traditional folk-songs, or maybe a more contemporary piece you're more likely to recognize. The group is the largest Zither group in the Midwest and is sure to entertain! Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children 5-17, Free for Members!

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June 2018

Summer Historic Walking Tours

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come enjoy our historic walking tour and learn about where German immigrants worked, lived, and created a community. The walking tour will share details of their personal lives, as well as notable architectural styles found throughout downtown and the Gold Coast. Tours meet at the center each Saturday at 10:30 and are $5/ticket. Bring your walking shoes and a water! Tours will be on Saturdays from June 2- Aug 25

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Summer Historic Walking Tours

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come enjoy our historic walking tour and learn about where German immigrants worked, lived, and created a community. The walking tour will share details of their personal lives, as well as notable architectural styles found throughout downtown and the Gold Coast. Tours meet at the center each Saturday at 10:30 and are $5/ticket. Bring your walking shoes and a water! Tours will be on Saturdays from June 2- Aug 25

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Second Saturdays: Hedgehog Meet & Greet & Crafts

June 9 @ 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: June's second Saturday is special! Ever wanted to meet a hedgehog? The Niabi Zoo will be bringing hedgehog for a meet and greet with their Zoo2U program! After you have met your prickly pals, be sure to craft your own to take home! All Children and Students with ID get FREE ENTRY to the museum and the exhibits all day!

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Katy’s Imports: The History & Tradition of Local German Business

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Art Bodenbender, owner of Katy's Import Foods in Moline, will share his German heritage through the history of his family business from its inception in 1933 to the present. Come hear the inspiring story of Art's parents and their journey from an economic struggle in Germany to Iowa and the German-American Immigrant experience many in the area faced. Since then, Katy's has catered to the local areas in a way that cannot be easily replicated, and stands as a local…

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Summer Historic Walking Tours

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come enjoy our historic walking tour and learn about where German immigrants worked, lived, and created a community. The walking tour will share details of their personal lives, as well as notable architectural styles found throughout downtown and the Gold Coast. Tours meet at the center each Saturday at 10:30 and are $5/ticket. Bring your walking shoes and a water! Tours will be on Saturdays from June 2- Aug 25

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