DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 18, 2019) —

Teen Zither Workshop

July 20 @ 2-4PM

Join musician Anne Prinz for this fun teen zither workshop! Be introduced to the soothing sounds of this unique instrument — the zither! All supplies provided.

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required.

Space is limited and fills up fast.

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

Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the HAVLife Foundation — call to inquire!

Summer Zither Concert

July 21 @ 2–3:30PM

Join us on Sunday, July 21 for the Davenport Zither Ensemble's annual summer concert. The Davenport Zither Ensemble will hold their summer zither concert at the German American Heritage Center. Come and hear the soothing sounds of this traditional German instrument. Listen to traditional folk-songs, or maybe a more contemporary piece you're more likely to recognize. The group is the largest Zither group in the Midwest and is sure to entertain!

$5 suggested donation!

Teen Printing Workshop

July 27 @ 2-4PM

Join artist Joseph Lappie for this fun teen printing workshop! Be introduced to this unique and versatile art medium. All supplies provided.

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required.

Space is limited and fills up fast.

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

Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the HAVLife Foundation — call to inquire!

GAHC Anniversary Scherenschnitte Workshop

August 3

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

Keith Bonnstetter joins us on August 3rd with the art of paper design cutting! Enjoy two designs, one 2-D and the other 3-D, inspired by GAHC's 25th Anniversary.

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

GAHC 25th Anniversary Celebration

August 4 @ 12-5PM

Join us on Sunday, August 4 from 12-5pm as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the German American Heritage Center & Museum! At this celebration we will look back on the last 25 years and look forward to many more. The day's festivities will include some words from those involved with the GAHC from the beginning, Kaffee und Kuchen, a performance by the Davenport Zither Ensemble, and more! This event is free and open to the public.

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. 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!

Join or Renew Today!

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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