DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 7, 2019) —

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

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 @ 11AM-1PM, 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!

GAHC Book Discussion, November 12 @ 7PM

Join the GAHC Book Discussion group on Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm for the second of their 2019-2020 book discussions.

On November 12, the group will discuss Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment by James R Gaines. The discussion will be led by Rick Dienesch.

Johann Sebastian Bach created what may be the most celestial and profound body of music in history; Frederick the Great built the colossus we now know as Germany, and along with it a template for modern warfare. Their fleeting encounter in 1757 signals a unique moment in history where belief collided with the cold certainty of reason. Set at the tipping-point between the ancient and modern world, Evening in the Palace of Reason captures the tumult of the eighteenth century, the legacy of the Reformation, and the birth of the Enlightenment in this extraordinary tale of two men.

HeadSweet and Savory Saturdays, November 16 @ 11AM-1PM, Bake Me A Cake

Join us at the GAHC on Sweet abd 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 23 our pop-up vendor will be Jerry's Market!

"The German 'Melusine': A Medieval Bestseller," November 16 @ 2PM

Join us on Saturday, November 16th at 2pm for "The German 'Melusine': A Medieval Bestseller" presented by Misty Urban.

The 15th century prose romance 'Melusine' written by Thuring von Ringoltingen was a bestseller for its time and enjoyed a long afterlife in many print editions and subsequent translations. This talk discusses what Thuring added to the original French story, the unique illustrations that German and Swiss bookmakers contributed to early modern print editions, and Melusine's continuing legacy into our own time. Misty Urban is a medieval scholar whose publications include the co-edited collection 'Melusine's Footprint' (Brill, 2017).

This program is included with General Admission:

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

The Making and Preservation of Stained Glass Windows, November 17 @ 2 PM

Join us on Sunday, November 17, at 2PM for "The Making and Preservation of Stained Glass Windows," a presentation on the restoration and creation of stained glass windows by Glass Heritage LLC.

This program is included with General Admission:

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

CAA Grand Event: "Fractured Fairy Tales," November 18 6-8PM

Join us for a Grand Event on Monday, November 18, 6-8PM. On this evening the 7th Grade students at the Creative Arts Academy will unveil their work at the GAHC to the public.

The students have worked on projects surrounding a "Fractured Fairy Tales" theme, drawing on the Grimm's Brothers Fairy Tales for inspiration. The CAA students will bring The Bremen Town Musicians, The Singing Bone, The Queen Bee, and The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces alive at the GAHC through their artful window designs and performance.

Communications Media students will turn our building's facade into a giant advent calendar. Visual Arts students have painted our storefront windows to look like stained glass. Dance, Theater, and Music students will put on an original performance.

HeadSweet & Savory Saturdays, November 23 @ 11AM-1PM

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

On Saturday, November 23, our pop-up vendor will be Jerry's Market!

Christmas Food Traditions in Germany and Switzerland, November 24 @ 2PM

Join us on Sunday, November 24 at 2PM for "Christmas Food Traditions in Germany and Switzerland" presented by Suzanne Tanner of Suzanne's Swiss Bakery.

This presentation will begin by introducing Christmas traditions like Advent, St Nikolaus, Christmas, and more. We will then move into the holiday food traditions.

Join us afterward for Kaffeeklasch!

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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