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10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 24th: Drive-Ins, Golfing, Music and MORE!

May 24th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 24th: Drive-Ins, Golfing, Music and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Power-Frauen: German Women Who Changed the World

May 15th, 2020
Power-Frauen: German Women Who Changed the World

Join the German American Heritage Center and Museum on Sunday May 17 at 2 p.m. for the virtual presentation, Power-Frauen: German Women Who Changed the World! From suffragists, reformers, and revolutionaries to war heroes, inventors, and educators, German and German American women have made contributions that have changed the world. In this presentation we will remember some of these “Power-Frauen” and the ways they helped shape the world we know today. This presentation will be recorded and emailed on Sunday May 17 to those who purchase tickets no later than 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 10th: Drive-Bys, Derbies, Dancing and MORE!

May 10th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 10th: Drive-Bys, Derbies, Dancing and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Quad-Cities Museums Go Virtual During Corona Closures

April 11th, 2020
Quad-Cities Museums Go Virtual During Corona Closures

Like many musicians, artists, theaters and other arts organizations in this surreal time, Quad-Cities museums are putting their collections and programs online. Forced by the coronavirus crisis to close down March 17, Davenport’s Figge Art Museum, German American Heritage Center & Museum, and Putnam Museum & Science Center have significantly boosted their websites and social-media presence. The “virtual museum” has become reality for museums worldwide. “The challenge is with reaching our audience during this time of closure, really has brought this new opportunity... Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Down Through April 16

March 28th, 2020
Davenport's German American Heritage Center Down Through April 16

The German American Heritage Center is shutting down through April 16, extending their closure as per the recommendation of the governor. The museum released the following statement today: The GAHC wants to do our part in “flattening the curve” to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. We will extend our closures to April 16, as recommended by Governor Reynolds. But we want to let you know our staff is doing well, working from home and checking on our beautiful property daily. We hope you are all doing well too and we want to let you know about a few things we are working on. We can’t... Read More

Take a Trip to the Museum With a Virtual Tour

March 19th, 2020
Take a Trip to the Museum With a Virtual Tour

Engage in a little culture and education, while keeping your distance from potential Coronavirus carriers. Many museums currently offer Virtual Tours, can you go on from the comfort of home. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim Museum are only two of the diverse bunch that host online tours. Want to explore overseas? Google Arts & Culture has a collection of virtual walk-throughs for dozens of international museums, from Los Angeles to Amsterdam. Or take this time to familiarize yourself with local museums and what they have to offer! We have the Figge Art Museum, Putnam,... Read More

German American Heritage Center Closing Due To Coronavirus

March 18th, 2020
German American Heritage Center Closing Due To Coronavirus

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center is closing its doors through at least the end of March, due to coronavirus concerns. The museum sent the following release out today: Dear friends, The health and safety of our community and the German American Heritage Center volunteers, members, guests, and staff is our top priority. In the past weeks we have implemented sanitizing and cleaning procedures to keep our facilities a safe place to visit. But the time has come to temporarily close our doors to the public through Tuesday, March 31. This means we have postponed our Eiermarkt Spring... Read More

Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities 2019 Heads to Freight House

December 3rd, 2019
Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities 2019 Heads to Freight House

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
Enjoy Some German Cheers and Biers at GAHC!

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
Darker Side of Davenport Comes to Light at GAHC

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