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.


Who? What? Wear? German Costume and Culture

Visions of ladies with braided hair in dirndls serving beer at Oktoberfest and men in lederhosen slap their knees as they dance fills our minds when we think of Germans. […]


Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State

WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary […]