The German Immigrant Experience

Enjoy an interactive experience as you learn about immigrants’ journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the museum’s building, which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s.


An Immigration Story: William and Anna Schwiebert

A new display on the fourth floor is now open to the public focusing on the travels, experiences, and successes of the Schwiebert family from Germany to the Quad Cities area. It is one of the millions of experiences that German immigrants found themselves traveling to their new home. The Schwiebert family is a case […]


Kaiserslautern: Davenport’s Sister City Exhibit

The German American Heritage Center and Museum is excited it to share a new exhibit titled “Kaiserslautern: Davenport’s Sister City” from February 10th – May 14th! The exhibit will be located on the third floor in our temporary gallery. Kaiserslautern is a city in Southwestern Germany in the Rheinland Pfalz and home to over 100,000 […]