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Explore ‘Davenport’s Darker Side’ At German American Heritage Center

October 27th, 2023
Explore 'Davenport's Darker Side' At German American Heritage Center

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum tonight at 6 p.m. for “Haunted History: Davenport’s Darker Side,” presented by GAHC staff live on Zoom. This presentation will include local ghost stories, mysteries, murders, and more! RSVP and receive a link by reserving a ticket on Eventbrite.com or calling (563) 322-8844. This event is free. Donations are always appreciated. Stay tuned to QuadCities.com, your site for fun, free, local entertainment for upcoming events in our weekly column, FUN10, every Sunday! #Fun10QC  Read More

German American Heritage Center Presenting Darker Side Of Davenport Tour Tonight

October 20th, 2023
German American Heritage Center Presenting Darker Side Of Davenport Tour Tonight

Once again, the German American Heritage Center will present its third annual DARKER SIDE OF DAVENPORT WALKING TOUR tonight at 6:30 p.m.! 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... Read More

Learn the History of Toy Making in Germany August 20

August 19th, 2023
Learn the History of Toy Making in Germany August 20

Learn all about the History of Toy Making in Germany on Sunday, August 20 at 2pm! This presentation will cover the German doll and toy industry from the Middle Ages to today. In-person only. This event is $5 per person or FREE for GAHC&M members. Register online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/664747907887 About the Speaker: Ellen M. Tsagaris, JD, PhD, has collected dolls since age three. She gives lectures, stages museum exhibits, appraises, and makes dolls. Dr. Tsagaris writes books and articles about dolls, including “With Love from Tin Lizzie; A History of Metal Dolls” and... Read More

Who Will Be the Best of the Wurst? You Decide Saturday At Davenport’s GAHC!

June 15th, 2023
Who Will Be the Best of the Wurst? You Decide Saturday At Davenport's GAHC!

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 17 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

Visit Iowa’s German American Heritage Center For Free This Weekend

January 6th, 2023
Visit Iowa's German American Heritage Center For Free This Weekend

German Heritage Center’s annual community open house is Saturday and Sunday January 7th and 8th, 2023. Enjoy free admission to the museum all weekend. See all of their current exhibits and their historic building! Current Exhibitions: *The White Rose: Student Resistance Against Hitler, Munich 1942/43 *Preserving a Dyeing Art: German Blueprint *The German Immigrant Experience Plus a temporary exhibition curated by the St. Ambrose University Museum Studies Exhibitions class, featuring items from our own collection. Learn more here: https://facebook.com/events/s/community-open-house-free-admi/3490340741197854/  Read More

Iowa German Fest Kicks Off Tonight

October 14th, 2022
Iowa German Fest Kicks Off Tonight

A new event in a newly created space is coming to Downtown Davenport. German Fest will be held from 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022 in Kaiserslautern Square (K-Square), 119 E. 3rd St. The event is co-produced by the German American Heritage Center (GAHC) and Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP). The FREE event will feature a variety of traditional Octoberfest activities including music, food and beer. Performing at the event will be the Dirndolls, a 7-piece Alpine folk band from Chicago made up of people of marginalized genders. For more info: GERMAN FEST “We’re excited to host a... Read More

German American Heritage Center Hosting Reading Club

January 12th, 2022
German American Heritage Center Hosting Reading Club

Do you know someone between the ages of 10-14 who loves to read? Have them join the German American Heritage Center Reading Club throughout 2022! On the second Sunday of each month, students will be asked to meet -in person or via Zoom- to discuss that month’s selection, hear the perspective of others, and socialize with their peers. Meetings will last 1.5 hours and a light breakfast will be served. Discussions will be moderated by GAHC staff. Each month a selection will be offered on loan in physical copy. E-reader and audiobooks will also be available for students who may prefer to utilize... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Launches New QC Family Pass for Area Attractions

June 29th, 2021
Visit Quad Cities Launches New QC Family Pass for Area Attractions

Visit Quad Cities on Tuesday announced a new collaboration with local attractions for their new QC Family Pass. The pass provides a fun and interactive experience for visitors and Quad Citizens to spend time with family and friends. The QC Family Pass uses mobile-based code check-ins, discounts, special offers, and gamification to engage participants. Anyone can sign up for the free pass at www.qcfamilypass.com. As you visit attractions, you will access codes from each location to check and track your progress. Participants are entered into drawings for chances to win Visa Gift Cards and a Quad... Read More

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