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Please note that the GAHM will be closed for Thanksgiving starting Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. We will re-open on Tuesday, Nov. 29. 

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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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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

Infinium

Frederick Hansen| Bill Holly | Christiane Schmidt | James Werth

Waltraud Prechter, World Heritage Foundation & Pacific Singing Society

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.
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?

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