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Discover this museum that tells the story of German immigration to the Quad Cities and the contributions to American culture by German speaking immigrants. The German American Heritage Center building was built in the 1860s, and was originally the Standard Hotel where thousands of German immigrants stayed in the 1800s when they arrived in the area.

What Quad Cities families made it big in the Wild West? Who were some of the most famous artists to document Native Americans of the West? Who invented the saddle as we know it? What city in Texas has the most Germans? What native of LeClaire, Iowa, visited Berlin with a Wild West Show? Find out all of this and more at the German American Heritage Center!

During Museum week, take advantage of $10 family admissions for up to 5 people!

On June 19th at 2 p.m. as part of their Germans in the Old West Exhibit, Brian "Fox" Ellis will appear as Prince Maximilian of Wied in an historical storytelling event. Ellis will portray the Prince as he travels to America, meets with his long time hero William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame, and weaves the tales of his explorations from Indiana to Montana to St. Louis. The works of his artist companion Karl Bodmer will appear on screen to provide background to Ellis’s tales. Brian "Fox" Ellis is one of the most popular and acclaimed storytellers in the Midwest!

$10 for a family up to 5 people during Museum Week, or $5 Adults; $4 Seniors; $3 Kids; Free under 5 years old!

access_timeSunday • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday • Closed
Tuesday • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
location_on712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport
descriptionAbout German American Heritage Center
The German American Heritage Center is housed in the restored Germania Haus/Miller Hotel, that was originally used by German immigrants during the 19th century and was built in 1862. The Center includes preserved documents and artifacts related to the role of German immigrants during the development of the Quad Cities. The Center features a museum, archives, and records repository.