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Who Will Be the Best of the Wurst? You Decide!

June 20th, 2019

Do you love sausages? Then you’ll love this Best of the Wurst competition! Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd Street Davenport) this Saturday Jun 22 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Best of the Wurst. Sample sausage from local vendors, purchase delicious food and enjoy an ice-cold beer. Enjoy music by the Guttenberg German Band, and vote for the “Best of the Wurst!” Tickets are just $5 and children 12 and under are free. For more information, check out the GAHC’s Facebook page at  Read More

Volkswagen Car Show at German American Heritage Center!

May 2nd, 2019

It is once again time to celebrate all that is Volkswagen, in the Quad Cities! Head to the German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd Street Davenport) this Saturday May 4 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for their annual Volkswagen Car Show! Admission is FREE! Join in on a fun-filled day of classic Beetles, Westfalia vans, kit cars and more! Come and see the history of one of Germany’s most iconic car brands right in the GAHC parking lot and enjoy a brat from Jerry’s Market! For more information, visit  Read More

The Civil War: Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists Now on Display at GAHC

December 22nd, 2018

Looking for an enjoyable and educational way to spend some time in the Quad Cities? The German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) currently is showcasing the exhibit, The Civil War: Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists. You can check out this amazing exhibit now through Monday Feb 4. As the largest ethnic contingent to fight for the Union in the Civil War, German-Americans played a critical role in its outcome. Lesser known but also important is the work of two German-American caricaturists who not only influenced public opinion, but also how the conflict... Read More

2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt at German American Heritage Center

December 14th, 2018

The German American Heritage Center hosts their 2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt Fair this weekend, and you’re invited! This admission-free event will take place at the German American Heritage Center (712 W 2nd St Davenport) this Saturday Dec 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Over 20 local vendors from all over the area will be located on the 4th floor of the GAHC selling crafts, delectable and other holiday goodies. Come find that special gift you’ve been looking for! When you are finished perusing and shopping, make sure to stop by the ‘Twas the Night Before Weihnachten: A German Christmas Story’... Read More

Fun-Filled Weekend Planned at Christkindlmarkt in the Quad Cities!

December 7th, 2018

Connect with your inner German this weekend, because the Christkindlmarkt is back in the Quad Cities! Come experience an authentic German holiday celebration with Davenport Sister Cities and the German American Heritage Center at Christkindlmarkt this Saturday Dec 8 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday Dec 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmers’ Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport). Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market in German) is a festival celebrating traditional German cuisine, music and handcrafted merchandise. Peruse the arts and crafts at the Handwerksmarkt, enjoy some family... Read More

Have A Steamy Time At The Circus

May 27th, 2018

A brand-new exhibit is coming to the German American Heritage Center & Museum this weekend! “Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels” is heading to the German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St Davenport) this Sunday May 27 from 12-4 p.m. and every Sunday thereafter through Oct 21! The exhibit will feature beautiful pieces of art, history, and everyone’s favorite, carousel horses, crafted by the world renowned Dentzel Company and Charles Looff Company, on loan from the Merry-Go-Round museum in Sandusky, Ohio. Learn about the mixture of old world craftsmanship... Read More

Zither On Up To This Concert

November 25th, 2017

Nothing says Happy Holidays like a good old fashioned German Zither concert! The Davenport Zither Ensemble will once again be performing their winter concert, this Sunday Nov 26 from 2-4 p.m. at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Davenport. There are no admission costs, either! Come and enjoy the soothing sounds of some traditional zither tunes, as well as a few you might even recognize! For more information, you can visit the German American Heritage Center’s website at Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind stringed instrument extravaganza!  Read More

See The Darker Side Of Davenport…

October 7th, 2017

Everything always seems a little spookier around Halloween time, and the German American Heritage Center and Museum is no exception! The German American Heritage Center and Museum will be hosting ‘The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour’ throughout the month of October. This thrilling walk through historic Davenport will keep you on your toes. The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour will take place every Saturday in October at 10:30 a.m. Tours are only $5 per person. The entire route is around 1.6 miles and will last 1-2 hours. The GAHC will still be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturdays... Read More

German American Heritage Center Has Plenty Of Summer Events Planned

June 22nd, 2017

There’s plenty going on at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W Second Street, Davenport, this summer! Here’s a rundown of the events:   Walking Tours Saturdays @ 10:30 am, June 3 – 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!     QC Museum Week June 17-25, 2017 Come on out and get in the spotlight! Over 20 local museums will feature famous QC people, products, inventions, historical events and more.   Day... Read More

Berlin (And More) Is Calling At The German American Heritage Center

April 26th, 2017

Berlin, and more, is calling you to check out the German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Upcoming Events at the GAHC include: Huebinger Map Company, Saturday, April 29th at 2:00pm: Learn about Melchior and Adam Huebinger, two brothers from Germany who made their mark in Davenport, Iowa through their map making company M. Huebinger & Co. Free Film: Berlin Calling: Wednesday, May 3 at 8:00pm at Rozz-Tox: Berlin Calling is a 2008 German tragicomedy directed by Hannes Stöhr. The movie depicts the events following DJ and producer Ickarus’s institutionalization for drug... Read More