Program on 48ers, Revolutionary immigrants in Davenport


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Posted Online: March 18, 2013, 10:39 am
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Press release submitted by German American Heritage Center


Davenport, IA- Some of the most influential people in early Davenport were the German 1848'ers; they came and prospered in this once small river town. Join Dr. Joachim (Yogi) Reppmann for a historical perspective on these important immigrants on Sunday, March 24th at the German American Heritage Center. A social begins the program at 1:30pm with Dr. Reppmann speaking at 2pm. Join us for a Wreath Ceremony to follow the event on Gaines Street.
Admission is $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Kids, and free for members. The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, IA. For more information on this event and other programming call 563-322-8844 or visit gahc.org.

















 



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