To celebrate the holiday season, the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® hosted its first annual Christmas market. Themed after the famous Christmas markets found in Germany, vendors set up shop in wooden booths in the museum’s exhibit hall to sell a variety of Christmas favorites. Ornaments, fleeces, and gourmet German treats were among the many items at the market. The GAHF was joined by member club the Alpine Singers whose songs brought holiday cheer to the market. The GAHF wishes to thank all vendors, the Alpine Singers, sponsor Forge Brew Works as well as all the visitors for making the event so successful.
We’re sorry. The German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™ is closed on Sunday, December 4th. Our Christmas Market was held on Saturday, December 3rd. An announcement incorrectly stated that the event was held on the 4th, but this was a typo. Apologies for the misprint and thank you for your understanding.
Due to limited space, tickets for the Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 3rd are sold out and will not be available at the door. Sorry for any inconvenience! We wish you a happy holiday season!
On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® hosted its 30th Annual Council of 1000 Award & Fundraising Gala to honor the philanthropist and entrepreneur Mr. Philip Anschutz as 2016’s Distinguished German-American of the Year™. Members of Washington’s German-American community as well as friends and family of Mr. Philip Anschutz gathered at the elegant Anderson House in Dupont Circle to celebrate this momentous affair. Distinguished guests included members of the diplomatic community, German-American organizations, prominent business representatives. The featured keynote speaker was John Mack, Senior Advisor and former CEO of Morgan Stanley.
As your newly elected president, it is my pleasure and honor to serve you in this capacity, and help provide a voice to the 46 million Americans of German-speaking heritage.
As we tell our visitors at the Museum, everyone in America has an immigration story. What we do through our member clubs and individual members in all 50 states is to encourage one another to be careful stewards of the memory of how our families made their way to America, and what hopes those immigrants had for us.