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New Davenport Museum Staffer Sitting Pretty in Pink at Dream Job

April 8th, 2021
New Davenport Museum Staffer Sitting Pretty in Pink at Dream Job

Erika Holshoe has traveled from one end of the U.S. to the other, and to Europe, to pursue her passions. The bubbly 25-year-old is now in her dream job as new assistant director of the German American Heritage Center and Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. It marries her affection for her own family’s German heritage, German culture, language, and her love of museums. Holshoe has hustled since she began work here in January to conceive, research, assemble and install the latest GAHC exhibit – “Who? What? Wear? German Costume and Culture,” which opens Friday, April 9 and runs through Aug.... Read More

German Center in Davenport and Rozz-Tox in Rock Island Partner for New Film Series

March 31st, 2021
German Center in Davenport and Rozz-Tox in Rock Island Partner for New Film Series

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center and Rock Island’s Rozz-Tox are partnering for a new monthly German film series, on the first Friday each month at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave.) To be streamed outside in the Rozz-Tox “Kinogarten” (German for “film garden”), the first flick is April 2 with “The Edukators” (2004), directed by Hans Weingartner, rated R. Each film is free and features English subtitles (no registration needed). The films will start at 8 p.m. or sundown, and to keep audiences safe, film streaming will be socially distanced and guests are required to wear a mask. Food... Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Holding Dirksen Program Virtually

February 25th, 2021
Davenport's German American Heritage Center Holding Dirksen Program Virtually

Join the German American Heritage Center in Davenport February 28th at 2pm to learn about the life and legacy of German American Senator Everett Dirksen. Dirksen was an influential proponent of the Civil Rights Act of 1969 and cited his German heritage as his motivation to provide equal rights to all. This virtual presentation will be hosted live via Eventbrite. This event is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated. Reserve your tickets by clicking here or by calling GAHC at 563.322.8844.  Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Looking Out For Its Customers Regarding Covid

February 10th, 2021
Davenport's German American Heritage Center Looking Out For Its Customers Regarding Covid

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center is looking out for its customers in regard to their safety and covid-19! The museum released the following statement today in regard to its policies: The ongoing safety of our German American Heritage Center and Museum (GAHC) visitors, volunteers and staff is our top priority. We will continue with our existing COVID-19 safety measures. TIMED TICKETS We require the purchase of timed tickets to come and visit the museum. Visits are 1hr and 15 minutes. Available time slots are as follows: Tues-Sat: 10:00am, 10:45am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm,... Read More

German American Heritage Center Presenting Power Women Of Medieval Times Program

January 29th, 2021
German American Heritage Center Presenting Power Women Of Medieval Times Program

Join German American Heritage Center in Davenport for a new program Hildegard von Bingen: Power Woman of Medieval Times! Join GAHC on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 2 pm for “Hildegard von Bingen: Power Woman of Medieval Times” as we explore her life, work, and music. This presentation will be presented live over Zoom. This event is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated. Reserve your tickets by clicking here here or by calling GAHC at 563.322.8844.  Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Presenting World War II Event

January 1st, 2021
Davenport's German American Heritage Center Presenting World War II Event

World War II was one of the most infamous and historically significant events of the past century, and now, through Jan. 17, you can learn more about this fascinating and tragic conflict at Davenport’s German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport). WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic... Read More

Learn About WWII in the Hawkeye State At Davenport’s German American Heritage Center

December 2nd, 2020
Learn About WWII in the Hawkeye State At Davenport's German American Heritage Center

Learn about World War II in Iowa during a new exhibit running through Jan 17 at German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St., Davenport. WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts, we will tell the Quad Cities’ WWII story. This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities... Read More

Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State Coming To Davenport’s GAHC

November 24th, 2020
Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State Coming To Davenport's GAHC

When: Now and through Jan 17 Where: German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) https://gahc.org/ WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts, we will tell the Quad Cities’ WWII story. This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and was co-curated by GAHC... Read More

Get Inside Look at When Tri-Cities Became Quad Cities

November 7th, 2020
Get Inside Look at When Tri-Cities Became Quad Cities

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum online this Sunday Nov 8 at 2 p.m. for “The QC During WWII”, a lecture by Dr. Art Pitz. The Tri-Cities became the Quad Cities and with that, all experienced a total war. Come and share that experience. This presentation will be presented live over Zoom. This event is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated. A zoom link will be sent on Saturday to those who purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-qc-during-wwii-tickets-124927117371. For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

GAHC’s Valor & Victory Gardens Highlights WWII in the Hawkeye State

November 4th, 2020
GAHC's Valor & Victory Gardens Highlights WWII in the Hawkeye State

WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts, we will tell the Quad Cities’ WWII story. Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) through Jan 17 for Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State. This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Federation of the Quad... Read More