Last updated: 3/8/2012
Davenport, Iowa
Street Address
German American Heritage Center
712 W. 2nd Street
Davenport, IA 52802
Mailing Address
712 W. 2nd Street
Davenport, IA 52802
phone: 563-322-8844
e-mail: admin@gahc.org
web: www.gahc.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday12 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Adults: $5
Seniors:$4
Children: $3 (5 - 17 years old)
Free for children under 5
Members: Free (Admission is free all year for members
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Janet Brown-Lowe, Administrator
Description

MEMBER BENEFITS
-Quarterly issues Infoblatt
-Free admission to many programs
-Free admission to the new permanent exhibit, “The German-American Experience” (NEW)
-Special member-only exhibit preview events (NEW)
-Free admission and/or discounts to special exhibits
-10% discount at the gift shop
-Discounts on classes, events, and trips
-Discount to facility rental (NEW)

MEMBERSHIP: -INDIVIDUAL $35
-COUPLE $45 (TWO ADULTS IN SAME HOUSEHOLD)
-HOUSEHOLD $55 (UP TO TWO ADULTS & CHILDREN IN SAME HOUSEHOLD)
-GRANDPARENTS $55 (UP TO TWO GRANDPARENTS & THEIR GRANDCHILDREN)
LIFE MEMBER INDIVIUDAL $1,000 (OR $1,500 FOR A TWO ADULTS IN SAME HOUSEHOLD)

A growing ethnic museum focusing on the German-American in the Midwest. Located in an historic immigrant hotel, this museum explores German American immigration to the United States on the impact these individuals and their descendents had on regional development.

History

Founded in 1994, the German American Heritage Center has undertaken the restoration of a former immigrant hotel. The first floor has been open to the public as a museum and gift shop since 2001. The second floor will be opened as a museum and library in July 2005.

Artifact Collections

Wide collection of artifacts brought over or used by early German American immigrants. Including photos, portrits, pictures, books, documents, trunks, glassware, and more.

Research Collections

Under development

Educational Programs

Educational programs include school programs/children's programs grades pre-k thru 12. Monthly educational programming and events are offered at the Center. Private groups tours or programs on or off site are available. Please contact for fees.

Publications

  • Infoblatt - Newsletter that is printed quarterly.
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