Monday - December 9, 2019
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities 2019 Heads to Freight House

December 3rd, 2019

The Quad Cities’ annual holiday celebration of German heritage is back once again, at a new location! Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities 2019 will take place this Saturday Dec 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday Dec 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport). Previously held at the German American Heritage Museum Center & Museum, this artisan craft and gift market will include German music, European foods, international beers, and artist demonstrations and performances. Kick off the Christkindlmarkt fun with the St. Nicholas Dinner on Friday Dec 6 from 5... Read More

Enjoy Some German Cheers and Biers at GAHC!

October 16th, 2019

The German American Heritage Center (712 W 2nd Street Davenport) is excited to bring back their 8th annual Cheers and Biers home-brew beer tasting! Come and sample a wide variety of craft beers, German Glüwein, and more! There will be modern interpretations and even traditional German recipes spanning centuries! Home-brews will be provided by local craft brewers including MUGZ, REFS, The Powder Keggers, and Trade My Homebrew. Delicious soft pretzels and Jerry’s Market brats will also be available for purchase! Live music will be provided by The Muzik Krauts! Come and enjoy some cold beer, great... Read More

Darker Side of Davenport Comes to Light at GAHC

October 2nd, 2019

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 (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) is once again 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 at the following times: Friday Oct 4                      5 p.m. Saturday Oct 5                 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and... Read More

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 https://www.facebook.com/gahc712.  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 http://gahc.org/event/volkswagen-car-show/.  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 http://gahc.org/event/winter-zither-concert/. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind stringed instrument extravaganza!  Read More

Translate