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The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA®

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The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® serves as the national membership association for German-American heritage. GAHF cultivates a greater awareness for German-American heritage and history through outreach efforts that deepen cultural understanding.
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Remember the Ladies: German-Americans and the Woman Suffrage Movement

On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. It took more than one year, after it had been passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, to overcome the final hurdle of obtaining approval by three-fourths of the states. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, and prohibited states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. In honor of the centennial of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, we have prepared a fully virtual exhibit giving an overview of the movement’s history, how it was received by the German-American community, and short biographies of several prominent German-American women’s rights advocates. Please note that the exhibit has an audio component; to listen to the recordings, please click on the speaker symbol that appears in some slides.

 

Video of German-American Day 2020

Video of German-American Day 2020

Thank you to everybody who participated in and attended our very first virtual German-American Day celebration via Zoom. If you missed it, we are happy to provide you with a link to our YouTube channel, where you can watch the event in its entirety.
Presidential Proclamation on German-American Day 2020

Presidential Proclamation on German-American Day 2020

Since our founding, German-Americans have been central to our progress as a Nation. Industrious and faithful early German immigrants came to our shores to fulfill dreams of economic opportunity and to live out their faith free from government interference.
ZOOM Discussion on Aug. 18 at 1 pm — German-Americans and the Woman Suffrage Movement

ZOOM Discussion on Aug. 18 at 1 pm — German-Americans and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Please  join us for a virtual Zoom discussion on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a special emphasis on German-American suffragettes and the perception and impact of women’s suffrage in the German-American community.
Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

The board members and staff of the German-American Heritage Foundation and Museum wish you all a very happy 4th of July! 
COVID-19 Update: Reopening of the GAHM Begins

COVID-19 Update: Reopening of the GAHM Begins

Dear Members and Friends, On Monday, June 22, Washington, D.C. entered phase 2 of the gradual reopening, which allows non-essential businesses to provide expanded services with capacity limits. As you know, our museum temporarily closed in mid-March in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
German-American Oral History Project – Everybody has a Story!

German-American Oral History Project – Everybody has a Story!

Dear Members and Friends,
We recently announced a revival of our oral history project for Americans who are either immigrants from a German-speaking country themselves or whose ancestors immigrated from a historically German-speaking region, and we hope that we can count on your participation. Everybody has a story, and we want to learn yours!

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