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Please note that the museum will be closed all day for a private event tomorrow, Sept. 22. We will re-open on Friday. 

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

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Please note that the Jerry Brown Gala scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation in Sacramento County.

Please save the date of Wednesday, Oct. 5 for a luncheon reception from 11:45 am to 2 pm at the California Museum Courtyard.

GAHF is pleased to announce that Jerry Brown, the former two-time governor of California, will receive the 2022 Distinguished German-American of the Year Award in Sacramento, Calif.

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.
Special Presentation, June 28 | Shared History Exhibit: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands

Special Presentation, June 28 | Shared History Exhibit: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands

Please join us on Tuesday, June 28 at 6PM (presentation will begin at 6:30 PM EST) at the GAHM in Washington, DC for a special presentation with Dr. Jana Schmidt, GHI, and David Brown, from LBI in NYC to learn more about the fascinating topic of our latest exhibit featuring almost two millennia of Jewish history in central Europe.
Commemorative Brick Campaign

Commemorative Brick Campaign

German immigrants helped build the United States through their labor, their ingenuity, and their sheer determination. Many of these German settlers from the East Coast to the Midwest used brick masonry in the construction of their buildings as the material is known for its beauty and durability.
“Modern German Food – Exploring Culinary Germany” with Cook Book Author and Chef Kit Schulte

“Modern German Food – Exploring Culinary Germany” with Cook Book Author and Chef Kit Schulte

Food is central to every culture, and different regions or even localities are often renowned for traditional dishes and ingredients. How have Germany's unique history with independent principalities, and its geography ranging from the coastal plains of the north to the Alps in the south influenced what we call German food today?
The Inspiring Story of Scattergood Hostel: 1939-43

The Inspiring Story of Scattergood Hostel: 1939-43

A Grassroots Effort to Save European Refugees from Hitler's Grasp | Saturday, Feb. 26, 6-8PM EST Reserve your ticket
International Holocaust Remembrance Day | Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2PM ET

International Holocaust Remembrance Day | Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2PM ET

77 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1945 at 3 pm local time, Soviet Forces liberated the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, and revealed the full horror of the Nazi regime's atrocities to a shocked world.

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