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Easter talk at GAHC! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Thursday, 26 January 2012 15:30

GAHC is proud to host the talk: Easter Traditions in Germany presented by Kathlyn Hofmann on Sunday February 26, 2012 at 2pm at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA 52802. This presentation will acquaint you with German Easter traditions - some similar - some different from the way Easter is celebrated in the USA. 

Special highlight is a series of slides: "Osterbrunnen," elaborately decorated wells and fountains found in the Franconia area of northern Bavaria. Kathlyn lived in Germany for 27 years teaching German and ESL for the DoDEA School System. Since 2009, she has taught several beginning and intermediate German language classes at the GAHC. Free with admission.

“ALL ABOUT ART” tour offered at the Figge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Steve Mohr   
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:27
The Figge Art Museum presents a special themed tour “All About Art” at 1:30 pm Sunday, January 29. This tour will examine several paintings which represent different genres, or types of art. Docents Barb Hansen and Sandy Cahoy will discuss the characteristics of each type of painting as well as the techniques the artists used in each genre. The tour begins with religious works in the Latin American Gallery and ends with Mural, Jackson Pollock’s modern masterpiece. The tour lasts approximately one hour.

Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members. For a list of tours and other programs, visit


Due to overwhelming demand Additional White Rose Film Showings Added! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:09
The German American Heritage Center and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities are happy to announce additional showings of companion films to the current  "White Rose" Exhibit at GAHC.  We had a full house on Sunday, Jan.29 and apologize to those who had to be turned away!   Please try to join us for the following opportunities:


Saturday, Feb 4, 4:00 - "The White Rose" 1983    EXTRA SHOWING ADDED


Sunday, Feb 5, 1:00 and 4:00 "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days," 2006 Nominated as 'Best Foreign Film'


Figge Museum Auditorium                 $5 Admission; Students Free with I.D.

A "Notable" Request for GAHC Members PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janet Brown-Lowe   
Monday, 23 January 2012 14:05
In partnership with the Quad City Symphony GAHC is seeking additional individuals and families who would be willing to host German muscians from the "Hochschule für Musik" (music academy) of Detmold, Germany.  We have 15 bed slots filled and need an additional 10; homes with 2 beds are preferred if possible.  These musicians are assisting with the QC Symphony's Requiem project, which is the largest and most ambitious concert ever undertaken here in the Quad Cities.  Your hosting responsibilities would include beds, some meals and local transportation to/from rehearsals and performances, located at the Adler Theater and Centennial Hall, Augustana College.  There is little time for "tourist" type hosting.


Friday, March 2 -  Sunday, March 4


Hosts will be provided with a detailed timetable and will qualify for four free tickets to the concert either Sat or Sunday.


Mississippi River Valley Art Directory reminds the public of the 2012 spring art drive, May 5 & 6. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MRVAD   
Monday, 23 January 2012 13:41
One of the largest self-guided art drives in the midwest, MRVAD boasts of 50 participating sights, representing over 200 artists, upward of 30 mediums showing off a multitude of perspectives and techniques.

Individual artists may demonstrate from their home studios or galleries, some may present work in their preferred retail location, while some sights will offer classes. 

This self-guided art drive is unique in several aspects.  First, it offers local art work from Dubuque and Galena all the way along the Mississippi to Galesburg.  Secondly, the variety of art encompasses everyone's needs: decorating, gifting, adornment and practicality! 

The drive hours are 10am - 5pm, Saturday May 5 & Sunday May 6, 2012.  Visit to verify participating location address, contact information and times.  A printable map availabe March 15, 2012 with all the details @

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