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:

http://www.kwqc.com/category/7943/paula-sands-live

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
563-322-8844

Greetings!
Join us for an evening performance of Finding Home, an intriguing tale in three parts about immigration by the renowned troupe Eulenspiegel Puppets on Friday, February 7th.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Limited seating is available.
Doors open at 6:00 and show begins at 7:00 with a Pie Auction to follow! All proceeds benefit GAHC.
Finding Home

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.

Refreshments and slices of homemade pie will be served! Get your tickets today by calling 563-322-8844 or stopping in to see us at 712 W 2nd Street, Davenport!

Hinges & Hearts:

The World of Antique Metal & Mechanical Dolls!
Hear Curator Ellen Tsagaris speak on her collection of metal & mechanical dolls at 2pm!

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

Hello to All with Winter Wanderlust,

We have been advised by GAHC member Mary Burchett that a travel opportunity in Germany has arisen as follows:

Shop the Christmas Markets of Germany!

Christmas Market Cruise

November 22-30, 2013

Flight Moline - Vienna

Return Nuremberg - Moline

Intinerary includes Vienna, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg

3 double occupancy cabins are available.  Price @ $2,500 per person inclusive of flight

Cabins held through April 30th, 2013

Dear Members,

Our annual member at the German American Heritage Center is on Tuesday, Sept. 18th at 5:30pm at the Outing Club in Davenport. But there is still time to RSVP!!! Call GAHC at 563-322-8844 and let us know you will be joining us!

Fall Frolic
This year is CASUAL! We will enjoy a delicious buffet of German foods including brats, sauerkraut, steak burgers, German potato salad, and more!

$40 per person

If you cannot attend, please consider a donation. We use the proceeds from this fundraiser to continue to bring you quality programs and exhibits!
Sincerely,

The Staff and Board of Directors
German American Heritage Center

Dear Friends of GAHC,

The German American Heritage Center is in serious need of the following volunteer positions:

 

 

1) Desk help:   Admissions / Gift Shop

 

Several of our loyal volunteers have been sidelined recently by illness or other misfortunes, and our monthly calendar has too many holes. If you have been thinking about volunteering, this is a wonderful time to step up and lend a hand - training is provided. If you have not volunteered in a while but are willing to accept a shift, please notify us and we can find a spot that works for you!  Please help!!

 

2) Special Event:   Budget Bridal Fair Sunday, Sept 16th  12:00 - 3:00

 

The Bridal Fair will require our staff to be busy on 4th floor promoting that space for wedding and related events, and overseeing approximately 15 other vendors also involved. We will need 4 - 5 extra volunteers that day to monitor the exhibit areas. An extra hand would be helpful in the Gift Shop as well, since many attendees might be tempted to look around! This is a new event, and with your extra assistance we know it will be a successful one for all! The goal for GAHC is to show off our lovely 4th floor program room and encourage future rentals. Be sure to catch the promotion of this event on Paula Sands Live! on Tuesday, September 11th!

 

3) A peek around the corner...holiday time! Make your presence your present!

 

The Christmas and winter holiday season will be here before we know it! Please consider giving GAHC one of the most precious gifts around - your time! We are always in need of desk help during November and December, especially on the weekends!

 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Sincerely,

GAHC Staff

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