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German Heritage Center Open House January 7-8

January 3rd, 2023
German Heritage Center Open House January 7-8

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

Discover “Who Killed Margaret Treese?” At Iowa’s German American Heritage Center

October 8th, 2022
Discover "Who Killed Margaret Treese?" At Iowa's German American Heritage Center

Margaret “Peggy” Treese was a local Davenport woman who was a victim of a brutal crime. She lived at the Standard Hotel, now the German American Heritage Center, with her lover Clarence Saunders. One fateful morning, Margaret Treese’s body was found on Credit Island in 1947, and became one of the most brutal unsolved murders in the Quad Cities history. But who killed her? Explore that question with historian John Brassard Jr. as we ask, “Who Killed Margaret Treese?” Tickets are Free for Members and $5 for non-members. Register HERE or call the museum at 563-322-8844. John... Read More

Pysanky Egg Workshop Cracking Open At Iowa’s German Heritage Center TODAY

September 25th, 2022
Pysanky Egg Workshop Cracking Open At Iowa's German Heritage Center TODAY

Create your own Pysanky Egg September 25 at The German Heritage Center! Ukrainian-style eggs, or pysanky, are eggshells that are decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a batik process using layers of wax and dye to “write” on eggshells. This workshop will feature a blaudruck-inspired design. Blaudruck, or German “blue-print” is a traditional folk art that is on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The instructor, Crystal Potthoff, has been creating pysanky for over 16 years. Join her to create your own pysanky and learn the history of this ancient... Read More

Fall Frolic To Benefit German Heritage Center

September 7th, 2017
Fall Frolic To Benefit German Heritage Center

How would you like to support the German American Heritage Center and Museum while enjoying an evening full of entertainment and cocktails? The Fall Frolic Benefit Gala will be held at the Outing Club (2109 Brady Street Davenport) on Friday Sep 8. Cocktail hour and silent auction begins at 5 p.m. with live entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $55 and can be reserved by calling (563) 322-8844. German cuisine and entertainment will be provided to help raise funds to support the educational exhibits and programs at the German American Heritage Center and Museum... Read More

German Heritage Center Counting Down To Christmas With Events

December 6th, 2016
German Heritage Center Counting Down To Christmas With Events

December is here and snow is on the rooftops, waiting for Santa! The Countdown til Christmas has begun so be sure to grab those last minute gifts and stocking stuffers from our gift shop! The German Heritage Center has stocked items especially for the Holiday season to be sure delight everyone in your family. To also spread some holiday cheer, be sure to attend a free concert, “Unser Geschenk: Our Gift”, by the Davenport Zither Ensemble. The concert will be on December 11 starting at 2 PM at St Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church. Come here the soothing sounds of Zither music! The center’s... Read More

Free Kids Filmmaking Workshop Set For German Heritage Center

August 17th, 2016
Free Kids Filmmaking Workshop Set For German Heritage Center

A free Kids Short Filmmaking Workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 20 at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd Street, Davenport. Local filmmaker Harry Walker will instruct kids in grades 4-8 how to use readily available technology to create a short film! Top submissions to the Short Film Fest by October 2 will be shown at the Fest on Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. The free public event will be held in grand Hollywood style. Call Emily at 563-322-8844 to register your child or with any questions.  Read More