DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 31, 2019) —

Thanksgiving Scherenschnitte, NovEmber 2 @ 10AM-1PM

Keith Bonnstetter joins us again on Saturday, November 2 with the art of paper design cutting! Enjoy two Thanksgiving 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.

The Tavern: A Social History of Drinking and Conviviality, November 3 @ 2-3PM

Join us on Sunday, November 3 at 2PM for a visiting author Steven D Barleen as he talks about his book The Tavern: A Social History of Drinking and Conviviality.

Since the first Europeans settled in North America, much of American life and politics have happened around the tavern. Readers of all kinds will appreciate this in-depth analysis of the tavern and its influence on American life and society throughout history.

This program is included with General Admission:

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

Sweet and Savory Saturdays, November 2, Jerry's Market

Join us at the GAHC on Saturdays in November from 11-1PM for a selection of pop-up vendors brightening up our gift shop with their sweet and savory goods!

On Saturday, November 2nd our pop-up vendor will be Jerry's Market!

The Berlin Wall: Reassessing Its Impact 30 Years After Its Fall, November 9 @ 2-3PM

Join us on Saturday, November 9, 2PM, for "The Berlin Wall: Reassessing Its Impact 30 Years After Its Fall" presented by Dr David Ellis.

This program will examine how the Wall came to be, how it functioned in practice, how it impacted East and West Germany, how it came to "fall," and its legacy today.

This program is included with General Admission:

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

Sweet and Savory Saturdays, November 9, Scherer Custom Meats

Join us at the GAHC on Sweet and Savory Saturdays in November from 11AM-1PM for a selection of pop-up vendors brightening up our gift shop with their delicious goods!

On Saturday, November 9, our pop-up vendor will be Scherer Custom Meats!

Stained Glass Trolley Tours, November 10 @ 1-3PM

Join us on Sunday, November 10, 1-3PM, as we take a trolley to visit a selection of local churches and learn more about the beautiful stained glass right here in our community!

We will be making stops at:

Holy Family Catholic Church in Davenport, IA

First Presbyterian Church in Davenport, IA

Trinity Anglican Church in Rock Island, IL

Church of Peace United Church of Christ in Rock Island, IL

Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required!

Space is limited! Call 563-322-8844 to register today!

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.

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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

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