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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

German American Heritage Center Presenting Darker Side Of Davenport Tour

October 7th, 2019

Once again, the German American Heritage Center will present its third annual DARKER SIDE OF DAVENPORT WALKING TOUR! The tour is about 1.3 miles long and should take an hour and a half. Grab your walking shoes and a water bottle and join us on select dates and times in October as they explore downtown Davenport and share the many haunts, murders, and mysteries that Davenport holds! Tours are $8/person Tickets will be available on Eventbrite.com and the tour will have limited spots dependent on the number of guides available. Be sure to purchase a ticket to secure your spot as walk-ins are... 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

Looking For Cool Stuff To Do With The Kids Over Spring Break?

March 6th, 2019

The Rock Island/Milan School Break may be one week shorter than usual, but there are still plenty of things for kids, families and adults to do at Rock Island Libraries. Checking out a culture pass to the Putnam Museum, Figge Art Museum, German-American Heritage Center or the Quad City Botanical Center is one option for a no-cost family getaway. The library also checks out family games and learning puzzles at its Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, and a collection of video game titles at all locations. Library visitors will also find a wide range of books, music, and movies, in both physical and... 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

QC Boo Bus Tour Uncovering the Scarier Side of the Quad Cities

October 18th, 2018

Grab your friends and join Illinois Paranormal Research Group and altSTATES for a paranormal van tour around the Quad Cities! QC Boo Bus: A Paranormal Tour takes place this Saturday Oct 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The tour starts in Downtown Davenport at Coworkqc (102 E 2nd St. Davenport). The tour then continues on to The Annie Wittenmeyer Complex, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Ambrose Hall at St. Ambrose University, German American Heritage Center, Augustana College and more! Hear local ghost stories and folklore, along with first-hand accounts from paranormal investigators who have actually... Read More

Experience the Darker Side of Davenport

October 8th, 2018

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. With last year’s success, this spooky tour will include new and equally gruesome additions. The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour will take place at the following times: Friday Oct 12                   ... Read More

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