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

November 24th, 2020

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

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

October 24th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum online on Sunday Oct 25 at 2 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

Dark Quad-Cities Tales to be Told Sunday in Free GAHC Program

October 23rd, 2020

Have you heard about the Quad-Cities’ own serial killer? The tale of an angry brothel owner in Bucktown? What about Davenport’s connection to the Barrow gang (of “Bonnie and Clyde” fame)? You can learn about these urban legends and historic Davenport’s dark past in a virtual program presented Sunday by Kelly Lao, executive director of the German American Heritage Center & Museum. The free 2 p.m. Zoom lecture includes Davenport artist Bruce Walters’s famous Halloween inspired photography and ominous art works. Milan serial killer Henry Bastian was a German immigrant farmer,... Read More

German American Heritage Center Holding Program On Women In War

October 16th, 2020

A Free Virtual Program From Illinois Roads Scholars will be held Sunday, October 18th at 2pm at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport. The program is titled THE JOURNEY TO MOLLIE’S WAR: WACS AND WWII by Cyndee Schaffer. Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Cyndee Schaffer’s mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie’s letters written home during the war, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during... Read More

‘Valor And Victory Gardens’ WW II Exhibit Open At German American Heritage Center

September 25th, 2020

Members of the German American Heritage Center & Museum are invited to join the German American Heritage Center in Davenport on Sunday, September 27th at 2pm for a special first look at our newest exhibit, “Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State.” The event will begin with a presentation by S. Patrick Allie, Director of the Rock Island Arsenal Museum. Following the presentation, members are invited to enjoy refreshments from the Swiss Baker and view the exhibit. The museum is located at 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This is a Members Only event. RSVP is required... Read More

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