Did you know that most of our programs are FREE with museum admission or free for members? Check out our May programs below:

German Athletics: World Cup, Olympics & Fitness
Cost: Free with museum admission; Free for members
Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Byran Schmid
The athletics movement that swept through Germany in the 19th century, called the Turnerbewegung, began the fixation for health and fitness that continues to the present day. Beginning with Turnvater Jahn and continuing through the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the World Cup in 2006, German sports, health and fitness have been an important part of life for generations. This presentation will discuss the important moments in German athletic history, as well as a look forward to Germany's highly anticipated 2010 World Cup run.
Film: Among Farmers-Saviors in the Night
Sunday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. at GAHC
Cost: Free for museum members free and free for students or $5 for general public
In partnership with the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, we invite you to enjoy this film and refreshments. Ludi Boeken's "Under Bauern" (Saviors in the Night) tells of farmers - unter bauern - in Westphalia who sheltered Jewish friends from the Nazis. The movie is based on Marga Speigel's memoir "Saviour in the Night" who tells the story of how a Jewish family survived in their hiding place because of the help of farmer families Aschoff, Pentrop, Sickmann and Silkenbömer from the Münsterland. (Includes admission to the museum. For those who would like to explore the museum, please arrive early before the movie as the exhibits close at 4 p.m.)

Amana Exhibit Talk
Sunday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission; Free for me
Where: German American Heritage Center Museum is located at 712 West Second Street in Davenport, Iowa.
The presentation is given in conjunction the current special rotating exhibit Amana: Moving to the City. The program will be presented by Carol Schaefer whose parents lived in the Amana Colonies and moved to Davenport in the 1930s.

Happy Mother's Day Special
Sunday, May 9
Free admission for Moms

Engineering Marvels: Explore the Hennepin & Other Canals
Sunday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission; Free for members.
Where: German American Heritage Center Museum is located at 712 West Second Street in Davenport, Iowa.
Presented by Dan Reid
The Hennepin Canal, built in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the first American canal built of concrete without stone cut facings. Some of the innovations pioneered on the Hennepin Canal were probably used on the Panama Canal. Both used concrete lock chambers and both used a Feeder canal from a man made lake to water the canals because both needed water to flow 'uphill.'

German Cooking with Herbs
Sunday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free with museum admission; Free for members.
Where: German American Heritage Center Museum is located at 712 West Second Street in Davenport, Iowa.
Presented by Gisela McDonald
Gisela will talk about herbs that are used more frequently in German cooking than in cooking in the United States. She will bring samples of a sorrel soup to taste and the recipe. Gisela has been growing herbs for more than 15 years and is a member of the QC Herbs group.

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