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Please note that the GAHM will be closed for Christmas starting Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.We will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. 

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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. 

If you plan to attend with a larger group, please use this form to register for a museum visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everybody. Thank you!

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Gov. Jerry Brown – 2022 Distinguished German-American of the Year

Photos from the Luncheon honoring Gov. Jerry Brown as the 2022 Distinguished German-American of the Year in Sacramento, Calif. on Oct. 5 are now available. Please click here to view all images.

We thank all of our sponsors and guests who made this wonderful event possible. 

Sage Strategies LLC  |  Hardy von Auenmüller & Friends

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Frederick Hansen| Bill Holly | Christiane Schmidt | James Werth

Waltraud Prechter, World Heritage Foundation & Pacific Singing Society

“Inherit the Truth.” Culture of Remembrance in German-American Encounters with Martin Kaiser, March 3 at 6 PM

“Inherit the Truth.” Culture of Remembrance in German-American Encounters with Martin Kaiser, March 3 at 6 PM

How do our cultures of remembrance differ and what can Germans and Americans learn from each other? Join us for a presentation with Martin Kaiser, director of the GSI Center for Civic Education, who will share his insights, which were gleaned from his German-American exchange programs and his research.
Die Feuerzangenbowle – Film Screening on Feb. 10

Die Feuerzangenbowle – Film Screening on Feb. 10

Die Feuerzangenbowle - Classic Film with Heinz Rühmann
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, 7pm - 9pm
Join us for our third showing of this cult classic film directed by Helmut Weiss, based on the book with the same name, which is traditionally watched during the winter months in Germany.
Washington, DC’s German Roots

Washington, DC’s German Roots

The iconic U.S. Capitol is instantly recognizable, but did you know that the unique dome was the work of German American architects August G. Schoenborn and Thomas U. Walter? Join us on a fascinating journey of discovery through Washington, DC and its German past!
Debut Author Ray Kessler Introduces “A Face in the Night” at the GAHM on Dec. 3   

Debut Author Ray Kessler Introduces “A Face in the Night” at the GAHM on Dec. 3   

Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 pm EST for a special book launch party of A Face in the Nighta historical novel with a supernatural twist, by and with author Ray Kessler at the German-American Heritage Museum in Washington, DC.
Taste of Oktoberfest in Washington, DC | Oct. 14 at 4 PM

Taste of Oktoberfest in Washington, DC | Oct. 14 at 4 PM

It's almost time for DC's inaugural Oktoberfest!  Yes, that world-renowned Bavarian folk festival, which is held annually in Munich, and which attracts more than six million people from around the world in search of German beer, music, food, and entertainment.
Oktoberfest Beer Tasting and Dancing to the music of Liab’ und Schneid, Sept. 23 at 6:30 PM

Oktoberfest Beer Tasting and Dancing to the music of Liab’ und Schneid, Sept. 23 at 6:30 PM

Hosted by International Club of DC at the GAHM

Register Now Celebrate Oktoberfest and enjoy a taste of Germany with a very special tasting of German beer, including limited seasonal specialties, German sausage, potato salad, and pretzels.

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The German-American Heritage Foundation (aka United German-American Committee of the USA, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 23-2033554), and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Please remember GAHF in your estate plans.


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