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 of Mother's Day! Come and make one or both designs to use a...
First drop-off is at the Museum of Science & Industry: visit a German Submarine as featured in Gary Moor's novel Playing with the Enemy. Join us as we visit the U-505, the German U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmari...
SUNDAY, April 10th @2:00pm
Three Students Presentations on local and regional German American History:
"Prohibition in Dubuque: Before and After WWI"
Allison Buser, Sop...
SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd @ 2:00 PM
German American Heritage Center
Wed, March 23rd @ 11:30-12:30 and 1:00-2:00

"Dance Me A Story" complements Ballet Quad Cities' season with public programs that tie ballet performance to...

Day Trips with the German American Heritage Center & First Presbyterian Church, Davenport!

You don't want to miss these great trips!
Limited seats available!
Call today to reserve your space!



Denny Rehder created this program as an official Iowa Sesquicentennial event in 1996. His appearances around the state have been funded by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities ...

Join us on Sunday, January 31st at 2pm for a presentation by Dr. Curt Roseman on The Golden Age of Passenger Rail in the Quad Cities.
As part of our new exhibition Crossing the Tracks of Time: Quad City Railroad History, we ar...
Spring Workshops are filling up Fast! Sign up today by calling 563-322-8844 or emailing Kelly.lao@gahc.org<...>
Tis the season for giving!  Please take a moment during an evening in the coming month of December to enjoy our gift to you and the entire Quad City community. On December 1st, continuing through December 24, we will be lighting one window panel each day as an illuminated Advent Calendar to mark the holiday season. The lighted windows will grow across the 4th Floor windows from west to east, and then across the 2nd Floor windows in the same fashion. The panels will glow from approximately 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. daily, and are best admired approaching from the Centennial Bridge. The designs were created by 7th graders at the Creative Arts Academy of the Davenport Community School District under our supervision. This special project is combined with our special holiday exhibit in the 1st Floor Gallery. "The Amazing Advent Adventure" features 47 different Advent calendars to enjoy and admire, with emphasis on their origin in Germany. (Don't forget to pick up a genuine German Advent calendar in the gift shop, with pictures or chocolate backing to continue the fun at home!)

Special thanks to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Chicago, the Genesis Foundation and an anonymous benefactor for funding this unique holiday event. We were also honored to have corporate support from Edwards Creative in Milan to complete the project.

Thanks, too, to Arlene Considine for contributing her antique "twin Hausbarn" display which enriches the interior gallery with its detailed craftsmanship and accompanying figures. Thank you to Hedy Hustedde for sharing her beautiful Advent Calendar collection for display.

Tis the season for receiving, as well! As an early Christmas present on November 25, we were delighted to receive our new building sign on the south facade, which replaces a sign grown dingy and decrepit. The new sign features an aluminum base and beveled gold lettering, and was crafted by Young Art and Design. Our thanks to the Downtown Davenport Partnership for their generous support in paying for half the cost of this project.
We wish you all a peaceful and joyful Christmas season!