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Month: August 2017

Message from the Executive Director ~ August 2017

This month we would like to highlight the different types of German-American clubs and organizations typically found throughout the country. While there are hundreds of German-American clubs in America focusing on everything from Beethoven to German mustard, we will be focusing on these three common club types: Schuhplattlers, Saengerbunde, und Turnvereins.

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The GAHM will be closed to the public from now until Nov. 3

The German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ is closed to the public from now through Friday, November 3, 2017. We will re-open on Tuesday, November 7. For urgent matters, please contact We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to welcome you back in November.

Message from the President ~ August 2017

Greetings from the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ in the Nation’s capital!

It was a great honor to be in the Midwest last weekend visiting with friends old and new (thanks to the gracious hospitality of Yogi and Gitta Reppmann) at the first conference of the International Germanic Genealogy Partnership, to which I was personally invited to attend from key organizer Dirk Weissleder on a visit to Berlin in November 2016.

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