An International Tour of Art Nouveau

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(Reschedule) 2pm In-person and virtual hybrid lecture with Dr. Terri Switzer. Free for members, $5 for non-member. Join the German American Heritage Center for this in-person and virtual presentation with Dr. Terri Switzer from St. Ambrose University. Dr. Switzer will be discussing Art Nouveau, an artistic movement that swept the globe during the turn of […]

Divided Past/United Future: Berlin 1945-present

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

Executive Director Kelly Lao shares the tumultuous history and ever-changing nature of the Berlin Wall in this in-person and virtual hybrid program. $5 non-members, Free for members

Hunt for the Holiday Pickle!

Hunt for the Holiday Pickle! There are 30 pickles hidden at locations around Downtown Davenport starting Saturday, November 27th. Pick up a pickle hunt card from any participating location and begin your search! You will earn a stamp for each pickle you find. Once you find 10 and have your stamp card filled, bring your […]

Advent Calendar Windows

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

It's that time of year where we count down the days until Christmas or Weihnachten! Count down with us as we turn our four-story historic structure into Midwest's largest Advent Calendar for the holidays! A new design will be installed each day and lit up in our south side windows facing the Centennial Bridge. Each […]

Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities

Freight House Farmer's Market 421 W River Drive, Davenport, IA

Many vendors, live music, and food at the Freight House Farmers Market. More at

Kinogarten: “Er ist wieder da”

Rozz Tox 2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL

The German American Heritage Center & Museum and Rozz-Tox are teaming up for another Kinogarten! Every first Friday, we partner for a free outdoor film screening of a German language film in the garden of Rozz-Tox, Rock Island.

Join us on Decemer 3rd at 8pm for "Er ist wieder da." (Auf English: "Look Who's Back!")

"Er ist wieder da" is a 2015 comedy in which Adolf Hitler time travels to the 21st century. This film is unrated, but contains some mature language.

Rozz-Tox will be offering special German beers and snacks for sale, in addition to their standard fare.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required!

The film will be screened in the back garden of Rozz-Tox in Rock Island. In case of inclement weather, it may be moved indoors. Please note that masks are required while indoors at Rozz-Tox.


Weihnachts Kaffee und Kuchen

Schützenpark 700 Waverly Road, Davenport, IA

At Schützenpark 2:00-4:00pm. A new tradition begins this year! Live zither music, sing-a-long of traditional German songs, homemade cakes, cookies, and more. Inside the newly-renovated Jens Lorenzen Pavilion with warm wooden stove. Zither performance by Anne Prinz and Karen Hinnah, members of the Schwarzer Zither Ensemble. Donations accepted. For more info:

Member Discount Day!

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

All members get 20% off on all purchases in the gift shop on December 12th, 2021! Make sure to stop in and check out our selection of our German-made ornaments, chocolates, cookies, and more!

Forgotten Lives: German Jews in the Weimar Republic 1918-1933

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

Presentation by St. Ambrose University History and Art History Student, Mackenzie Roush Sunday December 12th, 2021 Cost: FREE Donations greatly appreciated Join us on our 4th floor space to listen to Mackenzie's presentation as she discusses the lives of Jews during the time period immediately prior to the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler.

Community Open House

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

Mark your calendars! The GAHC's annual community open house is January 8th & 9th 2022. Free admission for everyone all weekend! Come see our current exhibits and try out our new interactive, The Immigrant Passport Experience.