DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 25, 2019) —

Darker Side of Davenport

Do you like mystery, ghosts, and local history? Join the GAHC for our Darker Side of Davenport Walking Tours. Tours will take place during select times Fridays and Saturday throughout October. Tickets will be available soon on eventbrite!

Featured Gift Shop Item: GAHC 25th Anniversary Glasses

Need a glass for a special occasion? Why not have a GAHC 25th Anniversary Glass!

On sale in our gift shop for $10, these pint glasses are perfect for your next Oktoberfest or party.

Stop by and get your's today!

Halloween Scherenschnitte October 5 @ 10AM-1PM

Keith Bonnstetter joins us again on Saturday, October 5, with the art of paper design-cutting! Enjoy two Halloween-inspired designs, one 2-D and the other 3-D.

2D Session: 10-11AM | 3D Session: 11:30AM-1PM

Members: $15 | Non-Members: $20

Members Only Deal: Both Sessions for $25

Space is limited and fills up fast.

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

Berlin: Before and After the Wall Fell: October 12 @ 2-3PM

Join us on Saturday, October 12, at 2PM for "Berlin: Before and After the Wall Fell", presented by Russell Baldner.

Set in the context of pre- and post-World War Germany and the Cold War, the richly-illustrated Berlin presentation features interpretive historical-commentary and personal photography of Berlin and the infamous Berlin Wall in 1969 (eight years after the wall was erected), compared with many of the same, contrasting locations today. Also included are Sunday morning Gottesdienst (divine worship) at Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche (Emperor William Memorial Church); the historic and beautifully-restored Reichstag national capitol-building and dramatic ascent of its spectacular, new, sparkling-glass dome; the iconic Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate); poignant Memorials to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and Victims of War and Dictatorship; additional sites of historical interest on a stroll along Unter den Linden (Under the Linden Trees), Berlin's Main Street, across the heart of the city; and a little light-hearted Berlin fare, both historical and current. The Berlin presentation concludes on a reflective note with historical ironies and prophetic words — including those spoken five days after the erection of the wall — and photographs which require no further comment.

Russell Baldner holds BA and MA degrees in History, did graduate-study in German and Archaeology, lived in his great-great-grandfather's birthplace on his first visit to Germany, and specializes in the history of Germany, Lutheran, and ethnic-German history; historical documents/drafter in archaic, seldom read, German cursive script; genealogy; and Native-American archaeology. By profession an educator, Baldner formerly taught German and history. His research publications include nineteenth-century German Lutheran historical and archaic cursive-manuscript studies and several publications on the Late Prehistoric Native-American rock-art legacy (petroglyphs and pictographs) of northeast Iowa. Baldner is a frequent public speaker, presenting on a wide range of archaeological and historical subjects, including "The War Within: World War I and the Assault on German-American Identity in Iowa," presented in April 2019 at the 43rd Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies in Madison, Wisconsin.

This program is included with General Admission:

Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free

Fall Basket-Weaving Workshop October 13 @ 12-4PM

Tracy is back with another Basket-Weaving Workshop! Join us on Sunday, October 13. 12-4PM, for this basket-weaving workshop, just in time for the fall season!

Members: $40 | Non-Members: $45

Pre-Registration and Pre-Payment Required!

Call 563-322-8844 or register on Eventbrite!

Hurry, because space is limited!

The Romantic Road and more on the way to the Passion Play — July 16-25 2020

The German American Heritage Center is proactive in scheduling and sponsoring trips to Germany, Austria, and other related trips to members and non-members alike. For questions, contact Linda Meadors at Blue Horizon Travel and Yacht Charters at linda@bluehorizon.net OR the German American Heritage Center.

For trip details, visit our link below:

Germany Trips

Come 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, and 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 Corey 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 Corey at info@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 Corey 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.

Volunteer Today

Are You a Member Yet?

In 2019, the GAHC is celebrating our 25th Anniversary. Celebrate with us by joining as a member this year! 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 Corey at info@gahc.org and let us know!

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Looking For a Venue For Your Next 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 Corey and let us do the work for your next event! Call 563-322-8844 or email info@gahc.org

Banquet Hall


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