There’s always a ton going on at Davenport’s German American Heritage Center. Want the lowdown on the cool stuff? Here ya go!

 

Summer Walking Tour

Saturdays @ 10:30am until Aug. 12

$5/Person

 

It’s Summer Walking Tour season again! We’ve got a new route planned for 2017! Join us any Saturday until August 12 for this new and exciting tour of Davenport’s history!

 

Walking Tours on Paula Sands Live!

 

Camp Dodge: Home Away from Home

Sunday, August 6 @ 2pm

 

Utilizing period documents and photographs, “Camp Dodge: Home Away from Home” illustrates the rapid transformation and federalization of the Iowa National Guard base northwest of Des Moines into the largest military base in Iowa history. During World War I Camp Dodge evolved into a divisional sized training cantonment for the 88th Infantry Division occupying an area of eight square miles. By the end of the war in November 1918 Camp Dodge processed over 100,000 draftees into US Army service.

 

Second Saturdays at the GAHC!

Sat. August 12, Craft Activity 1-2pm

 

Come join us on the Second Saturday of each month for fun, German-inspired activities from 1-2pm.

 

All children and college students with a student ID get free admission to the museum all day!

 

Come by the Center on August 12 at 1pm to make Schultütes (School Cones), a German back-to-school tradition!

 

Thank you to the Moline Foundation and the Doris and Victor Day Foundation for making Second Saturdays possible.

Day Trip to Cedar Rapids: Chihuly Exhibit

Saturday, Aug. 12, 7:30am-6:00pm

Members: $56 | Non-Members: $61

 

Travel Fellowship Excursion with 1st Presbyterian!

Trip Includes:

 

Chihuly Venetian Glass Exhibit

National Czech/Slovak Museum Admission

Grant Wood Studio visit

Free Time in Czech Village and New Bohemia

Round-Trip Deluxe Coach Transport

 

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required!

Call (563) 322-8844 or email info@gahc.org to register!

 

Free Film: The Baader Meinhof Complex

Wednesday, Aug. 16 @ 6pm at Rozz-Tox, Rock Island

 

Join us at Rozz-Tox in Rock Island for another free film screening!

 

The Baader Meinhoff Complex is a look at Germany’s terrorist group, the Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and ’70s.

 

2008 | 2h 30m | Germany | R

 

The Baader Meinhoff Complex IMDb

 

Ride the Rails with GAHC Boone Bus Trip

Saturday, Sept. 30, 8:00am-10:45pm

Members: $140 | Non-Members: $150

 

Enjoy the Boone Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum, the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace, a round-trip train ride to an old coal mining town in a 1920’s era coach class car, and a banquet style meal at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana Colonies.

 

Snacks will be available on the train, but participants must bring their own sack lunch.

 

Pre-Registration & Pre-Payment Required!

Call (563) 322-8844 or email info@gahc.org to register.

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