DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 17, 2019) —

Holy Week Travelogue

Wednesday, April 17 @ 6:30PM

Free Admission

Another amazing trip with Blue Horizon Travel is around the corner for July 16-25, 2020. This time, we will explore “The Romantic Road and more on the way to the Passion Play”. An informational meeting on the stops, sights, and other locations will be presented at the German American Heritage Center on April 17 at 6:30PM on the Fourth Floor. This informational meeting is FREE for those interested.

Stops include Heidelberg, Rothenburg, Garmisch, Munich, and, of course, Oberammergau and their world-famous performance of the Passion Play.

Learn more about this tour at this April 17 informational-meeting at the GAHC or see our travel section on our website for details.

Time to Ship Another Steer

Saturday, April 27 @ 2PM

General Admission

Author Bill Mueller joins us for a lecture on his newest book "Time to Ship Another Steer". The talk will be on Saturday, April 27, at 2PM at the German American Heritage Center.

"Time to Ship Another Steer" is a book about growing up as one of eleven children on a sleepy farm in Wisconsin. Author Bill Mueller recounts his family's history and German lineage from their initial landing in 1890. Mueller's family is steeped with German history including many immigrating in the first half of the 19th century along with the 48'ers. This is one of the countless experiences they shared.

Speaking on Prohibition in Eastern Iowa

April 28 @ 2PM

Prohibition was the period of time when it was illegal to manufacture, transport, or sell liquor in the US. This included Iowa. Why then, did many Iowa farmers turn to using their corn to produce liquor? Linda McCann joins us on April 28 from 2-4 PM at the German American Heritage Center to discuss this rebellious time in history for Eastern Iowa.

Linda has spoken with the children of moonshiners and bootleggers and shares their memories. She will have specific instances to the Quad Cities area. Linda will have her book "Prohibition in Eastern Iowa" available for those interested.

This program is included with general admission:

$5 for Adults

$4 for Seniors

$3 for Children

FREE for Members

Volkswagen Car Show

May 4 @ 10AM-1PM

Free Admission

It's that time of year again for the annual Volkswagen Car Show at the German American Heritage Center on May 4th from 10 AM to 1 PM! Admission to the show is FREE!

Join us for a fun-filled day of classic Beetles, Westfalia vans, kit cars, and more! Come and see the history of one of Germany’s most iconic car brands right in our parking lot and enjoy a brat from our friends at Jerry’s Market.

See you soon! Bis später!

Mother's Day Scherenschnitte

Sunday, May 5th @ 1PM and 2:30PM

2D session 1-2PM | 3D session 2:30-4PM

Members $15| Non members $20

Members only deal $25 for both sessions

Keith Bonnstetter join us once again on May 5th with the intricate art of paper design cutting! Enjoy two mother’s day themed designs, one 2-D and the other 3-D. Classes are suitable for all skill levels!

The 2-D class will be from 1-2PM

The 3-D class will be from 2:30-4PM

Cost for the workshops are:




Space is limited and fills up fast.

Reserve your spots today by calling us at 563-322-8844.

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