The German American Heritage Center will present a companion program to its current temporary exhibit, "Cigar Making in the Quad Cities," on Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Center. Local educator Bruce Bufe will craft an oral portrait of his great-great grandfather, a German immigrant who worked as a cigar maker in Moline in the 1880's .
But Franz Gustav Bufe was much, much more - he was a talented artist, a prolific published poet and a keen social critic and activist of his day. There is much to learn in Gustav Bufe's poems, which will be discussed in translation and enriched with artifacts from his homeland.
This program will appeal to all who descend from Germany to America and those who follow local and regional history. Come join us at GAHC for this first chapter in a continuing series called "My German Story." Will yours be next?