Hidden Habsburgs in Iowa Symposium

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

This FREE symposium is in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition: Hidden Habsburgs in Iowa: 1846-1868 which opens April 24th. Join us Saturday April 30th to learn more about Immigrants who came to the Quad Cities, left a legacy, and returned to their homeland. Our Keynote presentation will be "Who were the Habsburgs?" by Dr. William Keel […]

Free

Community Clean Up with Tapestry Farms

808 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA 808 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA

Get outside and spend time with great people for a good cause! Spring is here again and so are we! It's time to clear trash and debris from our lot at Third and Brown streets in Davenport (it's immediately east of the building at 814 W. Third Street for those using GPS). This will be […]

Spring Fling: A Fundraiser Benefiting Tapestry Farms

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

It's the first ever Tapestry Farms party! We will celebrate the beginning of the growing season with a gathering of friends. We are offering tiered ticket pricing ($40, $75, $100), as well as a group of six and an opportunity for people to purchase a ticket even if they cannot attend. Come eat, mingle, and […]

$40 – $240

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

*This event is now free* 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. This presentation will be in-person and virtual. Register on Eventbrite or at the […]

Free

*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