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Get Inside Look at When Tri-Cities Became Quad Cities

November 7th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum online this Sunday Nov 8 at 2 p.m. for “The QC During WWII”, a lecture by Dr. Art Pitz. The Tri-Cities became the Quad Cities and with that, all experienced a total war. Come and share that experience. This presentation will be presented live over Zoom. This event is free to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated. A zoom link will be sent on Saturday to those who purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-qc-during-wwii-tickets-124927117371. For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

GAHC’s Valor & Victory Gardens Highlights WWII in the Hawkeye State

November 4th, 2020

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. Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) through Jan 17 for Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State. This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Federation of the Quad... Read More

Guttenberg German Band Outdoor Concert

October 1st, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) on Saturday Oct 3 at 2 p.m. for a concert in their parking lot, featuring the Guttenberg German Band! The Guttenberg German Band is a traditional German/Bavarian village band with members from Guttenberg, Iowa and surrounding towns. The band consists of friends from all walks of life who practice together for the love of the German music. The concert will be located outdoors in our parking lot. Bring your own seating, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. Donations are greatly appreciated. Onsite parking will be extremely... Read More

Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State Opening At Davenport’s GAHC Museum

September 17th, 2020

Make plans to check out the latest exhibit at the German American Heritage Center and Museum (712 W 2nd Street Davenport), Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State, this week! 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... Read More

3rd Annual Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition

August 7th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum throughout the month of August for their 3rd annual Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition. Out of an abundance of caution, this year’s Best of the Wurst will be a special, socially distanced event, rather than the usual in-person event. Support the Best of the Wurst vendors throughout the month of August, vote for your favorite vendor, and enter to win special prizes. Join us on Saturday Aug 29 at 2pm on Facebook Live when GAHC announces the winner of the third annual Best of the Wurst Competition.   How it Works: 1.) Visit participating... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 2nd: Monster Trucks, Sausages, Tours and MORE!

August 2nd, 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 Cancels Hildegard von Bingen: Power Woman of Medieval Times

August 1st, 2020

The German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd Street Davenport) has had to cancel its previously scheduled programs for this weekend, including the one set for Sunday Aug 2 at 2 p.m., “Hildegard von Bingen: Power Woman of Medieval Times – Her Life, Work, and Music” presented by Wolf Koch. For more information, please visit http://gahc.org/event/hildegard-von-bingen-power-woman-of-medieval-times-her-life-work-and-music/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Figge’s Big Picture in the House Goes Virtual

July 28th, 2020

The Figge’s Big Picture program returned this summer, in a different format. For the past 3 weeks, virtual free programming has been streaming live from the museum on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. The program will continue through Aug 5. This Wednesday July 29 will mark the fourth week of Big Picture in the House. In this lesson they will explore why are we so fascinated with places we cannot reach. Historically, the West was thought to be a mysterious and fantastically place full of grand adventures and new opportunities. Join the Figge as they explore our never-ending... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 26th: Flamingo Follies, Jazz Fest, Meadstock and MORE!

July 26th, 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

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

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