Friday, September 23rd at 5:00 pm the German American Heritage Center will be putting on its Annual Fall Frolic Fundraising Gala at the Outing Club Ballroom. Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased or reserved in advance. Support educational outreach to area schools with your ticket!
The Silent Auction with great bid items from Analog Arcade, The Crane & Pelican Café, Celebration Belle, and more and cocktails will begin at 5:00 pm, German-themed
special menu including Wiener schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and more delicious German delicacies!
Dinner at 6:00 pm with the Presentation by Special Guest: J. Douglas Miller, a producer of the documentary Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing Story of the Templeton, Iowa Bootleggers! at 7:00pm. Join us as we thank all past board members!
Thank you to our sponsors: Koehler Electric, Zimmerman Honda, The Green Thumbers, Lorenzen-Steffen Insurance, Iowa Mutual Insurance, and Seiffert Lumber!
Join us again on Saturday, September 24th at 2:00 pm at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium and see the full documentary! “Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing Story of the Templeton, Iowa Bootleggers tells the story of how Templeton, Iowa, population 400, became the Prohibition-era Rye Whiskey capital of America’s heartland. It’s a story with powerful and familiar themes War. Economic booms and busts. Ethnic and religious tension. Lynchings. Immigration. Culture wars. It’s a story with colorful characters Kingpins. Federal agents. Bootlegging priests, mayors, and sheriffs. Farm women who fight off police raiders. Even some alcoholic pigs. And it’s a story with original interviews, amazing historical photos and archival footage, rare documents and an exhilarating soundtrack of Prohibition themed folk music, Whiskey Cookers of West Iowa is for film buff and whiskey connoisseur alike. Enjoy Responsibly.” $5 per person.
The German American Heritage Center is open on Tuesdays-Saturdays 10-4 and on Sundays from 12-4; closed on Mondays. For more information on current exhibitions and connected programming please call 563-322-8844, visit our website at gahc.org and like us on Facebook.
German American Heritage Center
712 W. 2nd St.
Davenport, IA 52802
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