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GAHF present at EU Open House

Hundreds learn about the GAHF at Annual EU Open House!

An ever more popular tradition in DC now celebrating 10 years, the EU Open House: Passport to Europe welcomed thousands of visitors to the embassies of the European Union. Opening their doors to the public on Saturday, May 14th, the German Embassy greeted thousands of visitors for a unique chance to learn about German and French culture. Taking part in the celebrations, the GAHF and other local German-American organizations added to the cultural program to share their connection to Germany. Highlights of the event included performances by the Washington Saengerbund and school groups as well as a German beer garden with authentic food and drink.

Situated on the embassy grounds at a booth beside the newly-acquired piece of the Berlin Wall, GAHF staff shared information about the foundation and museum with more than 200 people. Many were interested in hearing about the foundation as well its upcoming events and exhibits, such as the current exhibit “In Praise of the Pencil”. Adding to the festive atmosphere, the GAHF offered prizes to promote our ongoing exhibit to the visitors, these were kindly sponsored by Staedler.

Persevering through the torrential rain, visitors were still able to stop by the GAHF information booth with umbrella souvenirs provided by the German Embassy. Many stoppers-by even signed up for our e-newsletter to find out more about upcoming events and exhibits. If you were unable to attend, but are still interested in our e-newsletter, please subscribe by visiting our homepage:

This is an opportunity we look forward to every year, the GAHF would like to thank the German Embassy for graciously welcoming us as part of the EU Open House.