1848ers Lecture Series

Online via Zoom

Join us virtually as Yogi Reppmann takes us through the story of German 1848ers and their journey to the US in this 5-part series. FREE for members, $5 for non-members for each session Part 1 May 15th, 2022 Part 2 June 26th, 2022 Part 3 July 17th, 2022 Part 4 August 7th, 2022 Part 5 […]

Free – $5

Historic Summer Walking Tours

German American Heritage Center & Museum 712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA

The German American Heritage Center and Museum in downtown Davenport is pleased to offer Historic Summer Walking Tours for Summer 2022. 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. […]

$5

Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel performance by Tom Milligan

German American Heritage Center & Museum 712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA

In this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. He tells us about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. It is the man […]

Free

Historic Summer *Sitting* Tour

German American Heritage Center & Museum 712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA

The German American Heritage Center and Museum in downtown Davenport is pleased to offer a modified version of our Summer Walking Tour. Learn about where German immigrants worked, lived, and created a community. The presentation will share details of their personal lives, as well as notable architectural styles found throughout downtown and the Gold Coast. […]

$5

Iowa’s Ethnic Heritage: A Brief Interactive History

German American Heritage Center & Museum 712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA

Enjoy the unfolding adventure of Iowa's immigration history from Native Americans to Spanish explorers to French trappers & traders; to German, Irish, & English immigrants; to more recent arrivals, including Sudanese, Bosnians, & Burmese - Iowa has had a long, rich, ethnic heritage. We'll follow chronologically as our immigrant ancestors chose to leave their homes, […]

Free – $5

Fall Frolic Annual Gala

The Outing Club 2109 Brady St., Davenport, IA

Save the date for our 12th annual Fall Frolic! Entertainment TBD Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com

$60

Poetry Slam Submission Deadline

Share your original poetry works with us! Submit a poem and join us for a poetry slam on October 2nd at 4:00 pm at the GAHC. Requirements: For ages 13-20 Theme must relate to the idea of "resistance" in some way. The theme is open to interpretation and we encourage you to get creative! Poems […]

Blaudruck Exhibition Opening Reception

German American Heritage Center & Museum 712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA

Preserving a Dyeing Art: German Blueprint opens Sunday, September 18th! Join us at 2:00 pm for an opening reception with refreshments and a short introductory video on the traditional art of Blaudruck. Afterwards, guests are welcome to view the exhibition on the 3rd floor featuring original textiles from the blaudruck workshop in Jever, Germany, blueprint items on loan from […]

Free

Heavenly Bodies: A Virtual Talk with Photographer Paul Koudounaris

Online via Zoom

Join us for a virtual talk with author and photographer Paul Koudounaris as he discusses his work and book, "Heavenly Bodies," which delves deep into study of obscure macabre art history by presenting the forgotten story of a group of skeletons taken from the Roman Catacombs in the seventeenth century and completely decorated with jewels […]

Free – $5

Darker Side of Davenport Walking Tours

German American Heritage Center & Museum 712 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA

Once called "The Wickedest City in America," Davenport, Iowa has a long and checkered past. From being a hub for gangsters, thieves, brothels, and flop houses, to ghosts who still beg to be seen, Davenport has a story to tell, and it's dark. Perfect for the Halloween season, this tour is full of history and […]

$10 – $40