DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 6, 2019):

Valentine Scherenschnitte

Sunday, February 10 @ 1PM & 2:30PM

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required

Love is in the air, and even on paper! Make your own paper-cut Valentine with instruction from Keith Bonnstetter on Sunday, February 10!

Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time to create these beautiful snowflake designs!


2D Class 1:00-2:00PM | 3D Class 2:30-4PM

Members: $15 |Non-Members: $20

Member's Only Special: Both Classes for only $25!


Pre-registration and Pre-payment required.

To register call (563) 322-8844 or email info@gahc.org


Annual Meeting

Rescheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 5-6:30PM

Members of the German American Heritage Center & Museum are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting on February 5. Members are invited for a review of the 2018 Annual Report and Board of Directors elections.

Curator talk and refreshments to follow.


QC Storm Hockey Game & Fundraiser

Friday, February 15 @ 7:10PM

Another exciting game and opportunity to support the German American Heritage Center is coming up on February 15th @ 7:10PM!

The QC Storm will take on the Macon Mayhem on the ice. This game is especially for you singles out there and has $2 Hotdogs!

The German American Heritage Center will receive $5 from every ticket sold through the link below! Hope to see you there!


Tickets: https://www.fevo.com/discovery/German-American-Heritage-Center--Quad-City-Storm-oB7bxzbL


A Look at Kaiserslautern & Reinland Pfalz

Sunday, February 17 @ 2PM

General Admission

Join us on Sunday, February 17 at 2PM to learn about Davenport's sister city including the sights, history, and culture of the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz.

In addition to Kaiserslautern, temporary home to thousands of US military members and civilians, the talk will take us to the cities of Speyer, Worms, Mainz, and Trier. We will travel along the German Wine road and visit castles on the Mosel & Rhine.

Presenter Kathlyn Hofmann lived in Kaiserslautern from 1981-1994 and worked as a teacher at Kaiserslautern and Ramstein American High Schools.

The talk is included with regular admission to the museum:

$5 for Adults | $4 for Seniors | $3 for Children | Free for Members


'Acht' Du Lieber! Trivia Night at the GAHC

Friday, February 22 @ 7PM

$80/table — Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required!

Ready, set, think! The German American Heritage Center is preparing to host our very own Trivia Night! Team up with up to 7 of your friends to compete in trivia on February 22 @ 7PM! The competition will consist of 8 rounds of 8 questions in the categories of general trivia as well as themed rounds on movies, music, Germany, and other topics! Each table, with up to 8 per team, will be available for $80. Mulligans and Doublers are available to purchase as well as tickets for a 50/50 raffle! Feeling thirsty? Order a beer from us! Beverages will be available for purchase, but feel free to bring your own snacks! Proceeds go towards educational programming and exhibits!

To RSVP for your team table, register your team name by calling 563.322.8844. Tables are limited!



The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) will be presenting the following performances in partnership with the German American heritage Center & Museum:

Signature Series II: German Giants (February 23)

Masterworks V: Beethoven's 5th Symphony (March 2 & 3)

To receive 30% off Adult and Student tickets (Zones 1-4) for Masterworks IV, Signature Series II, and/or Masterworks V, please enter the code GAHC30 on the ticket cart page before completing your order. This code is valid for online ticket purchases only and is not applicable for tickets on the Loge and Premier Loge sections.


Volunteer With Us!

We are looking for volunteers in 4 different areas: Front Desk Volunteers, Special Events Volunteers, Docents, and Building and Grounds Committee!

Front Desk Volunteers: Help greet visitors to the GAHC! Training provided. Work as little or as much as you like — scheduled days available. Shifts are from Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-1pm or 1-4PM. Sundays 12-4PM. Want to help only on Special Event days- let us know! Give the gift of time this year at the GAHC! If you’d like to volunteer at the front desk, contact Sami at info@gahc.org.

Special Events: The GAHC holds special events throughout the year which require a larger number of volunteers to be on hand. Examples of these events are: The Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition, Annual Bier Tasting, Christkindlmarkt Holiday Craft Fair, etc. We may need assistance with ticket sales/check in, directing the increased number of visitors, etc. These are often fun but busy events and are not possible without the help of volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering for special events, contact Kyle at ktd@gahc.org.

Docents: The GAHC offers guided tours of our exhibits led by volunteer docents. Docent volunteers must have an interest in history and be comfortable with public speaking. Tours are scheduled only when one has been requested. There is no experience or specialized knowledge required — new docents will be trained by museum staff. This is a good position for anyone interested in history and museum education. If you’re interested in becoming a docent, contact Sami at info@gahc.org.

Building and Grounds Committee: Do you have knowledge of building issues, historic structures, or are just plain handy? The B&G committee is seeking new members to attend 6 meetings per year and help deal with the many issues that arise with a structure like ours! Meetings are on the first Wednesday of every other month at 10AM and typically last one hour. Contact Kelly at kelly.lao@gahc.org

Are You a Member Yet?

There are many benefits to membership with the GAHC. Members receive:

  • Quarterly issues of the Infoblatt newsletter
  • Free Admission to exhibits
  • Free Admission to many programs and events
  • Access to special members-only events
  • Discounts on classes, events, and trips
  • Discounts on facility rental

Want to be sure you never forget to renew? Sign up for automatic renewals online by clicking on the button below!

Would you like to save paper and receive your quarterly Infoblatt newsletter digitally? Give us a call at (563) 322-8844 or email Sami at info@gahc.org and let us know!


Looking for a Venue for your Special Event?

Have your next gathering here at the GAHC and save big! Your rental dollars help us fund our educational programming. In addition, more people will see our beautiful event space and learn about our facility! We can help save you from the cleaning and hassle of having guests at your home. An event at GAHC allows your guest ample parking, we set up the room for you, and you can bring your own food and beverage!

We have many openings- even at the holidays! Hold your class reunion, baby shower, wedding gift opening day, potluck, anniversary party, club or organizational meeting, family board game night, graduation or anything you can think of in our gorgeous space that looks out onto the Mississippi River and Centennial Bridge! We seat up to 100 comfortably, or 150 cocktail style, and can add on Museum Tours!

Call today to speak with Sami and let us do the work for your next event! Call 563-322-8844 or email info@gahc.org

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