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World War II in Iowa Explored in New Exhibit At Davenport’s German American Heritage Museum

September 14th, 2020

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, as Japan unconditionally surrendered to the Allies on Aug. 14, 1945. To commemorate the end of the global conflict (which killed 416,800 U.S. military), the German American Heritage Center in Davenport has a new exhibit – “Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State.” It explores how the war impacted Iowa. With this exhibit, the museum remembers and commemorates the period through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts. World War II cost the lives of 5,633 Iowa soldiers, as well as 18,601 from Illinois.... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 13th: Big Lebowski, Ballet, Tacos and MORE!

September 13th, 2020

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 City Arts Leading Galleries In Celebration Of Female Empowerment

September 5th, 2020

Quad City Arts is partnering with several local institutions to celebrate women’s empowerment and work by female artists. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to celebrate the achievements of women — especially in the arts. Quad City Arts’ September and October exhibition at Quad City International Airport, Moline, titled “A Portrait of Remarkable Women,” will feature... Read More

Quad City Arts Partners With Other Q-C Art Venues On Female Empowerment

August 27th, 2020

In this time of paralyzing pandemic, unreal unemployment, furious racial unrest and bitter political division, we could all use some simple peace and beauty. The eloquent, inspiring artist Cecile Houel provides it – displaying 20 deeply penetrating portraits of Nobel Peace Prize winners throughout the Quad-Cities, in a cooperative exhibit starting Friday. Convinced that art can contribute to world peace, the 56-year-old French woman started the “Nobel Peace Prize Collection: Peace Starts Within” in 2014, to celebrate all of the Nobel Peace laureates of the prestigious Nobel Foundation since... Read More

Learn About Sophie Scholl with the German American Heritage Center

August 22nd, 2020

Head to the German American Heritage Center (712 W 2nd Street Davenport) on Sunday Aug 23 at 2 p.m. for a screening of the film Sophie Scholl – The Final Days. This film is a dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. This event is included with general admission: Adult: $5 | Senior: $4 | Child: $3 | Member: Free For more information, please visit http://gahc.org/event/sophie-scholl-the-final-days/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 16th: Outdoor Movies, Live Music, Beer and MORE!

August 16th, 2020

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

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Cancels Programs This Weekend

July 31st, 2020

The German American Heritage Center in Davenport will be closed this weekend, August 1-3, due to a family emergency. All programming slated for the weekend has been canceled and will be rescheduled.  Read More

Documentary on American Nazi Resistance Coming to German American Heritage Center

July 31st, 2020

The harrowing story of the only American woman to be executed by direct orders of Adolf Hitler will return to Davenport’s German American Heritage Center this Saturday. The 2011 documentary “Wisconsin’s Nazi Resistance: The Mildred Fish Harnack Story,” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the center, at 2nd and Gaines streets. The one-hour doc takes a provocative look at a Milwaukee-born, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate who became the only American woman ever executed on the direct order of Hitler for her involvement in the Berlin resistance movement during World War II. The GAHC displayed... Read More

German American Heritage Center’s “Best of the Wurst” Held Online in August

July 27th, 2020

DAVENPORT — Like many other Quad-Cities events impacted this year by Covid-19, the German American Heritage Center in Davenport will hold its third-annual Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition virtually next month. Out of an abundance of caution, this year’s Best of the Wurst will be a special, socially distanced event, rather than the usual in-person festival. You can support Best of the Wurst vendors throughout the month of August, vote for your favorite vendor, and enter to win special prizes. On Saturday, Aug. 29th at 2 p.m., GAHC will announce the contest winner on Facebook Live. Here’s... Read More

German American Heritage Center Presents Program On Midwifery

July 25th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, July 26th at 2pm for Midwifery In Early Scott County, a virtual program presented by Kathryn Kuntz, Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Supervisor. Mid to late 19th century brought many families to eastern Iowa and Scott County. Growing families required expertise and skill of safely bringing infants into the world. In this presentation, we will explore how midwifery, one of many occupations, was brought with German immigrants to their new homeland. Midwifery was a commonplace occupation predominantly performed by women. We will learn about... Read More

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