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20 Germans You Didn’t Know You Knew

June 6th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center and Museum on Sunday, June 7th for “20 Germans You Didn’t Know You Knew,” presented over zoom by Kelly Lao, Executive Director of the GAHC. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, our lives have been shaped by the discoveries and creations of German and German Americans. Some left their homes to further their careers while others created their life’s work in the kitchen. In this presentation you will learn about 20 Germans whose work has likely touched your life. These are 20 Germans you didn’t know you knew. A zoom link... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 31st: Raging, Wining, Laughing and MORE!

May 31st, 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

GAHC Presents ‘The White Rose’ Virtually

May 29th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum on Sunday May 31 at 2 p.m. for a virtual program presented by Olivia Covert, Development, Volunteer, and Education Coordinator at the GAHC. The White Rose was a non-violent student resistance group in the Third Reich. These University of Munich students stood up to the Nazis, writing and distributing pamphlets that encouraged resistance and rejected Nazi ideals. In this presentation we will discuss the White Rose and their legacy. This presentation will be recorded and emailed no later than 2pm on Sunday, May 31st to those who purchase tickets. Tickets... Read More

Figge Art Museum goes Virtual

May 23rd, 2020

While the Figge Art Museum is currently closed, their mission to bring art and people together has not ceased! While they miss seeing everyone at the museum, they aspire to connect and interact, practicing social distancing, through the Figge’s online channels. Check their website and follow them on social media to stay engaged with the Figge. Explore the NEW virtual offerings found here.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Take a Trip to the Museum With a Virtual Tour

March 19th, 2020

Engage in a little culture and education, while keeping your distance from potential Coronavirus carriers. Many museums currently offer Virtual Tours, can you go on from the comfort of home. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim Museum are only two of the diverse bunch that host online tours. Want to explore overseas? Google Arts & Culture has a collection of virtual walk-throughs for dozens of international museums, from Los Angeles to Amsterdam. Or take this time to familiarize yourself with local museums and what they have to offer! We have the Figge Art Museum, Putnam,... Read More

American Doll & Toy Museum Opens in Rock Island

February 10th, 2020

Help the City of Rock Island celebrate the American Doll & Toy Museum, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday Feb 12 at 11 a.m. The American Doll & Toy Museum, now located at 1303 30th Street #2 Rock Island (the former Vintage Rose Store), will be finding a new home this year at a currently vacant Rock Island library. Executive Direction, Ellen Tsagaris, will have her collection of dolls which represent many roles throughout history on display. In addition to an impressive collection of dolls and toys, American Doll & Toy Museum offers small gift items with their museum logo, small... Read More

Have Some Free Family Fun at the Figge This Weekend!

November 21st, 2019

Downtown Davenport will be busting with activities this Saturday morning. Why not enjoy a free family-friendly event at the Figge? Free Family Day at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St Davenport) will be held this Saturday Nov 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come celebrate the new exhibitions at the Figge with a variety of hands-on projects and experiences for both kids and adults! Families and fans alike will dive into the current exhibitions through art projects, films, gallery happenings and even a snack break.  Whether you are 1 or 100, you are welcome to join for free museum admission all day,... Read More

Darker Side of Davenport Comes to Light at GAHC

October 2nd, 2019

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.   The Darker Side of Davenport Ghost Tour will take place at the following times: Friday Oct 4                      5 p.m. Saturday Oct 5                 10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and... Read More

Have Some Free Family Fun at the Figge

August 2nd, 2019

Looking for some FREE family fun in Downtown Davenport, this weekend? Free Family Day at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St Davenport) will be held this Saturday Aug 3 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come celebrate the many exhibitions at the Figge with a variety of hands-on projects and experiences for both kids and adults! Families and fans alike will dive into the current exhibitions through art projects, films, gallery happenings and even a snack break.  Whether you are 1 or 100, you are invited! You can also visit the current exhibitions and chat with museum guides in the galleries. Featured exhibits... 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

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