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

GAHC at Mercado on 5th!

Mercado on 5th 421 12th St, Moline, IL

Friday May 27th @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Stop by the GAHC booth at Mercado on Fifth! We will have kids' activities. Mercado on Fifth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which hosts vibrant outdoor markets every Friday during the summer on 5th Avenue in Moline. The family-friendly community event features food trucks, retail vendors, […]

The Oberammergau Passion Play: Tradition and Renewal Since 1633

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

Join Dr. Glenn Ehrstine of the University of Iowa as he discusses the story of the Oberammergau passion play in Germany going back to 1633. The people of Oberammergau pledged to act out the play of the suffering, death and resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ once every 10 years. Glenn Ehrstine is Associate Professor […]

Free – $5

Quad Cities Museum Week

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

JOIN US FOR QC MUSEUM WEEK QC, THAT'S WHERE THERE'S A MUSEUM FOR EVERYONE! The GAHC will be offering FREE ADMISSION during QC Museum week, June 5-12, 2022. Come explore all our exhibits and learn about the history of Davenport in our historic 1860s building! Located in a former German Gasthaus (hotel), visitors can immerse […]

Free

Putting Down Roots: Women in Agriculture in Iowa

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

Women played an important role in agriculture throughout history. This presentation will dive into the details of women's contributions in agriculture and farming, which was and continues to be an important aspect of Iowan and Midwestern life. $5 for non-members and FREE for members. This presentation will be in-person and virtual. Register on Eventbrite or […]

Free – $5

*FULL* Pysanky Egg Workshop

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

This class is full! Ukrainian-style Easter eggs, or pysanky, are a colorful way to welcome spring and good weather. The eggshells are decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a batik process using layers of wax and dye. The instructor, Crystal Potthoff, has been creating pysanky for over 16 years. Join her to create your […]

$25 – $30

Off the Map: Stories of Abandoned and Disappearing Towns Around Iowa

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

Thousands of towns and communities were established during Iowa’s pioneer and railroad era. In some instances, they were small towns built around the time of the height of a coal industry that just could not thrive while others supplemented the needs of the countless farmers, and still others were established for very different reasons. Many […]

Free

Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition

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

Save the Date! Our annual Best of the Wurst competition will be Saturday June 25, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Sample local brats, purchase delicious food, enjoy an ice cold beer, and vote for your favorite "wurst!" Featuring live music and various activities like screen printing! Purchase tickets on Eventbrite or at the […]

Free – $5

To Hell and Back: The Story of Audie Murphy performance by Duffy Hudson

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

Audie Murphy was and is a great American hero, and one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. In addition to being a soldier, he was an actor, songwriter, and rancher. He led a unique and event-filled life. He was also open about his struggles with PTSD and was an advocate […]

$10 – $15

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

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