Berlin: Divided Past/United Future New Exhibition at the German American Heritage Center Open August 3rd Print
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:29

Join us on Sunday, August 3rd at 2:00 as Dr. David Ellis of Augustana College shares his program "Berlin on the Brink - 1945 to 1962." He will include postwar Berlin, the Berlin airlift, pivotal Berlin policies between the superpowers and the final decision to construct the wall. Come hear a great presenter with a personal connection to Berlin - he was there when the wall came down! See you there!

This event will open our two newest exhibitions commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Berlin: Divided Past, United Future

This exhibition will explore the history of East and West Berlin from 1961-1989 and beyond. Artifacts, video, and iconic images bring the recent history of this area of the Cold War back to our communal memory. Visit this informative exhibit on the wall that seemed impossible to go up and impossible to fall.

Berlins: Made in the USA

This exhibition comes to us via the German American Heritage Museum in Washington D.C. It takes us on a road trip through the U.S.A. visiting the over 40 cities named Berlin. We find out where and why we have so many cities named after the capital of Germany.

Berlin: Divided Past, United Future is sponsored by the H. J. Dane Law Firm of Davenport. We are grateful for their generous support in bringing the exhibit and companion programming to the Quad City community.

Starting August 3rd, the Centennial Bridge will be closed for about a month. Please make alternative plans for reaching the Center if traveling from Illinois. I-74 Bridge, the Arsenal Bridge, and the I-280 Bridge may be available options. Thank you for supporting us during this time that may result in slower than usual traffic for the museum.

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