German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA®

The USA has been shaped over the last 400 years by many cultures and ethnicities. Americans of German-speaking ancestry are the largest of these groups, with 1 in every 6 Americans being of German descent or having German-speaking roots. The reasons for German immigration into the early United States varied anywhere from politics, to religious freedom and the hope of economic gain. But the most common denominator that brought these people across the Atlantic was the dream of a better life in the United States of America.

The German-American Heritage Foundation and Museum aims to highlight the history of our ancestors as well as the impact they and the coming generations of German-Americans had in shaping the USA. Today Germany is America’s greatest ally and transatlantic relations are growing.

Our mission is to discover, preserve, promote, and educate about the impact of German-Americans as well as to highlight the political, cultural, and economic relations between our two countries.



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Jazz at GAHF ~ Thu. 09/22

$ 25

Calling all jazz lovers! On Thursday, September 22nd, German-born pianist, composer, and recording/performing artist Monika Herzig will make her debut at the German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™. Monika’s...

30th Annual Award & Fundraising Gala

$ 200.00

Honoring Philip Fredrick Anschutz as 2016's Distinguished German-American of the Year, the GAHF cordially invites you the 30th Annual Award & Fundraising Gala on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at...

Christmas Market

$ 0

Come enjoy a traditional Weihnachtsmarkt at GAHF To celebrate the holidays, in Germany you will find decorated stalls offer handicrafts and gifts, festive baked treats, glühwein and delicious regional specialities, while you enjoy...

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GAHM Temporarily Closed

Dear Visitors, The German-American Heritage Museum is temporarily closed for the summer. The museum will re-open on Wednesday, August 24th….

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