Volunteer Calendar

Looking towards May we have a few open spots at the front desk:

Wednesday, May 4th   1-4

Saturday, May 7th   1-4

Friday, May 13th   1-4

Saturday, May 1...

"The Cowboy from Saxony: The Life, Works and Legacy of Karl May (1842-1912)"

Sunday, May 1st @ 2:00 pm

Join us for this fascinating presentation by WIU History Professor Ute Chamberlin on this author best-known fo...

VW Car Show

Sat, May 7th @10:00am-1:00pm

GAHC Parking Lot

German American Heritage Center, 712 W Second Street, Davenport, IA 52802

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Join us along with the American Schleswig Holstein Heritage Society, German Family Club of the QC and Schuetzenpark Gilde for food, dancing, fellowship and fun and we greet the Spring German-style!


The Davenport Zither Ensemble

at the German American Heritage Center presents:


with Tomy Temerson-Master Zither Soloist from Hanau, Germany

and the North...

Special Ideas from German American Heritage Center

Special Event-Scherenschnitte

Our favorite paper artist Keith Bonnstetter will be back with us on Saturday, April 30th for a fun and floral scherenschnitte design in honor o...

Blue Horizon Travel Time

Cruise the Rivers of Southern Germany
August 20-27 2015!
Informational Meeting at GAHC Wed, March 12th at 6:30 pm

Deposit $250 pp by April 1st and SAVE 10% off cruise!

Once again Linda Meadors of Blue Horizon is partnering with the German American Heritage Center for a journey to southern Germany;s most picturesque villages traversing along four of its most famous rivers- the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and the Danube Canal. We will board the new Avalon Visionary in Remich, Luxembourg traveling east to Nuremberg with stops in the former Roman city of Trier, the vineyard and castle villages of Cochem & Koblenz, through the famous Rhine Gorge, and into one of Germany's most photographed villages, Rudesheim. Along the way our Avalon cruise director will provide lectures with tales of the ancient castles that stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters.

It is time to register for our spring workshops! Call today to sign up for these creative classes where you can make and take something wonderful home!

Join GAHC to receive discounts on classes! Pre-registration and Pre-payment required for all classes! Materials provided!

Sun. March 2nd & 9th Fraktur Workshop with Bill Hannan  1pm-3:30pm
Master the art of lettering in the German style of Fraktur, $35 members and $40 non-members, includes both sessions.

Sun. March 23rd Psyanky Workshop 12:30-3:30

Learn to decorate eggs with this Czech wax relief technique $15 members $20 non-members.

Sun. March 30th Tote Basket Weaving Workshop with Tracy Welch 12:30-4:00

$35 members $40 nonmembers. Limited class size

Sun. April 6th Scherenschnitte with  Keith Bonnstetter- 2 sessions 12:30 -1:30 & 2:00-3:00

$15 members and $20 nonmembers, same design in each session.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for our 3rd Annual Eiermarkt & Easter Fountain programs:

Sat. April 12th 3rd Annual Eiermarkt Spring Craft Fair! 10am-3pm

Free admission to fair, many vendors!

Sun. April 13th Easter Fountains presentation by Kathi Hofmann 2pm See the intricate Easter fountains made this time of year in Germany!

Join us for this unique fundraising event! We will be serving delicious home-made pie from the Walcott Pie Lady before the performance and will be holding a silent auction for more delectable pie donated by amazing local amateur bakers!

Seats are still available!  Call now and save $5 by purchasing your ticket in advance- 563-322-8844

Finding Home is a trilogy of pieces, poignant, joyful, and humorous, about puppeteer Monica Leo's parents and their immigration experiences. The first piece, My Father's Imaginary Friend, uses candlelight and shadows to interpret the story of her father's hope and survival during his incarceration in a concentration camp.


The second piece, German Eggheads in Rural Texas, traces the family's life in a Lutheran parsonage in rural Texas. Monica uses her mother's illustrations to create puppets and scenery that tell droll stories of language and cultural mix-ups and misunderstandings.


The third piece, Mutti's Muscles, uses dolls and other objects to follow her mother's rebirth as a metal sculptor and political activist in the United States after her father's death.


German American Heritage Center, 712 West Second Street, Davenport, Iowa 52802.  www.gahc.org

The German American Heritage Center would like you to tune in to KWQC News Channel 6- Paula Sands Live Tomorrow at 3pm to see two of our members, Ken Krumwiede and Bruce Bufe as they speak about their upcoming program this Sunday, called Travelogues, and about the recent GAHC trip to Germany & finding relatives on their journey! For our friends outside of the viewing area or those who miss the show, click on this link after the program has aired to watch online:


Don't forget to come down to GAHC on Sunday, January 26th for Ken & Bruce's talk, Travelogues at 2:00pm!

German American Heritage Center
712 W Second Street
Davenport, Iowa 52802