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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

Downtown Davenport Partnership Presents New Master Plan

October 27th, 2020
Downtown Davenport Partnership Presents New Master Plan

Despite the Covid crisis, the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) — an affiliate of the Quad Cities Chamber – has been very busy for the past eight months. The result of all that work was presented Tuesday afternoon, as DDP executive director Kyle Carter unveiled a new strategic master plan to the Davenport City Council during a public work session. The 110-page plan (led by a New York-based consulting firm) will be added to upcoming city council agendas for further public input, and a vote to accept the final version is expected by December. Carter is most excited about providing hope... Read More

Documentary on American Nazi Resistance Coming to German American Heritage Center

July 31st, 2020
Documentary on American Nazi Resistance Coming to German American Heritage Center

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