Meet our GAHF Scholarship Winners: Katrina Klopcic and Yasmin Moule
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by Katja Sipple
5d ago
After many months of planning under the leadership of scholarship committee chairman Daniel Villanueva, GAHF’s first vice president, the German-American Heritage Foundation announced last October that it would award two domestic scholarships to young German American students–a first in our almost 50-year history. The committee received a number of applications from very qualified candidates, and selecting the two winners proved to be a surprisingly challenging task. We are incredibly pleased to introduce our first two scholarship recipients today, who each received $2,500 to assist with educat ..read more
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Berlin Airlift Exhibit to Honor 75th Anniversary
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by Katja Sipple
1M ago
Post-World War II Germany was a divided and occupied country. Divided as the Allies (United States, United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union) had each claimed distinct territories which were initially administered through the Allied Control Council. Tickets On June 24, 1948, Soviet troops blockaded rail, road, and water access to Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. The US and the UK responded by airlifting food and fuel to Berlin from air bases in western Germany. The Truman administration considered these flights a humanitarian mission. The United States launched “Operation Vittles” on Ju ..read more
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Exclusive Offer: Experience Max Raabe & Palast Orchester at Lincoln Theater
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by Katja Sipple
2M ago
Enjoy a Live Performance by Max Raabe & Palast Orchester at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 20 at 8 pm. GAHF is partnering with the Lincoln Theater to promote his tour. Max Raabe Tickets Dream a little dream with Max Raabe & Palast Orchester from Berlin. The German American Heritage Foundation is partnering with the Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC to promote the marvelous performer Max Raabe who embodies the high style and musical glory of the 1920s and 1930s. The extraordinary music along with the musicians’ wit and charm make it easy to dre ..read more
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GAHF to Award Two Scholarships – Apply Now
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by Katja Sipple
6M ago
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA is seeking qualified applicants for two Domestic Study Scholarships in the amount of $2500 to be awarded in December 2023. These scholarships are designed to defray the tuition, fees or other costs of attending a U.S.-accredited college or university. Students majoring or minoring in German have preference in consideration for funding, but we welcome all majors and academic disciplines. Eligibility criteria are:  Current full-time enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student in a U.S.-accredited institution of higher education. C ..read more
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Exclusive Trip to Vienna, Austria with Attendance of a Traditional Viennese Ball
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by Katja Sipple
6M ago
Austria’s capital Vienna, once the seat of the multicultural Austro-Hungarian Empire, is a vibrant and modern city with stunning reminders of its imperial past, a lively art and theatre scene, museums, shopping, famous coffee houses and culinary delights influenced by the cuisines of Central Europe. What sets Vienna apart from other European capitals is its wonderful tradition of formal balls and official ball season. This special trip includes a curated two-day program on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27 for $1,000 per person. Please note that you will be responsible for booking your own ..read more
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Agnes Meyer Driscoll
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by Isabella Kiedrowski
9M ago
Agnes Meyer Driscoll 1918-1959 Biography One of the forgotten giants of American cryptology, Agnes Meyer Driscoll was born July 24, 1889, in Geneseo, Ill., to Lucy (née Andrews) and Gustav Meyer, a German immigrant. The family later moved to Ohio, and Meyer would graduate from Ohio University in 1911 with an A.B. in mathematics, physics, music, and languages. Following her graduation, Meyer taught at Lowrey-Phillips Military School in Amarillo, Texas, where she was the director of music, from 1912 to 1915. After that, she was head of the mathematics department at Amarillo High School fr ..read more
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Krebs Photos
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by Isabella Kiedrowski
10M ago
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® German-American Heritage Museum of the USA The German-American Heritage Museum of the USA opened in March, 2010 in a building once known as Hockemeyer Hall. Renovations were completed by the GAHF after acquiring the building in 2008. Located on 6th Street NW in the heart of the old European-American section of Washington, the Museum sits in what is now a thriving commercial neighborhood. Follow us facebook twitter pinterest instagram linkedin yelp google 2023 Immigrants’ Lives: Highlights from the Krebs Family Collection In the 1880s ..read more
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Book Presentation “Magda, Standing” Friday, July 7 from noon-1:30 PM
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by Katja Sipple
10M ago
Presenting a new Young Adult historical novel about a German immigrant family in Pittsburgh in 1916-19:  Magda, Standing.  Author Christine Fallert Kessides, a local Maryland resident, will introduce the book, do a short reading, and sign copies.  Friday, July 7, 2023Noon – 1:30 PM EST Book presentation will begin at 12:30 PM EST (Zoom option) German-American Heritage Museum 719 6th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Register Now Book & in-person attendance including light refreshments: $25 In-person attendance: $10 Zoom attendance: free (registration is required) RSVP by June 3 ..read more
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Podcast with Author Ray Kessler
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by Katja Sipple
1y ago
Author Ray Kessler explores explores the history of German Jewish war veterans, and how the tragic destinies of real-life soldiers and officers have influenced his novel “A Face in the Night” in this podcast. We will also hear about a new documentary called “Stabbed in the Back” – a remarkable film that presents for the first time the story of the 500,000 Jewish soldiers who served in the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary) armies during The Great War between 1914-1918, only to be persecuted a mere two decades later during the Holocaust. One of our panelists, Mike Rugel, was interviewed ..read more
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Lecture with Documentary Filmmaker Paul Glenshaw, May 24 at 6:30 PM
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by Katja Sipple
1y ago
Join us for a free lecture at the GAHM with art expert Paul Glenshaw to learn about the famous painting Washington Crossing the Delaware” German American artist Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze. As we prepare for America’s 250th birthday in 2026 and GAHF’s 50th anniversary, we will kick off the countdown with a look at the fascinating history of the famous painting that depicts General Washington crossing the frozen Delaware River the night of Dec. 25-26, 1776. Have you ever found staring at a famous work of art, not knowing why it’s important or the story it tells? Art+History with Paul Glenshaw ..read more
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