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German-Wends Cultural Festival at the German American Heritage Center on Saturday, Aug. 21

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The German American Heritage Center will be hosting a German-Wends Cultural Festival where visitors can enjoy a full day of Wendish cultural demonstrations, music, dancing and more. The festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the German American Heritage Center located at the bottom of Centennial Bridge on 2nd St. in Davenport, Iowa. Admittance into the festival is free with museum admission and free for members.

In addition to the festival, visitors can explore the museum’s 4,000 square feet of exhibits. Here they will enjoy an interactive experience as they learn about immigrants’ journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the German American Heritage Center building which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s.

For more information on the museum’s exhibits, programs, events, classes, and workshops, visit www.gahc.org or call 563-322-8844. General Admissions is: Adults: $5; Seniors: $4; Children (5-17 years old): $3; Free for children under 5. Museums members are free. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturday open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday open noon - 4 p.m.