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ABOUT DANK HAUS

The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 Non-For-Profit Organization.

Our mission is to preserve and promote German culture, heritage, and language through maintaining a center consisting of a museum, art gallery, library, and language school, and organizing educational and social programming focusing on and emphasizing the history, traditions, and contributions of Germans and German Americans.

Learn more about our organization's cultural center and building structure timeline throughout the years.

Our History

OUR VISION

To meaningfully engage generations of friends, neighbors, and all those interested, to explore and experience the vibrant, multifaceted German American culture of our past and present. We engage this through: 

HOSPITALITY

  Gastfreundschaft  


ENGAGEMENT

 Austausch 


AUTHENTICITY

 Authentizit√§t 


OUR haus

Our Haus has 77,000 square feet of surprises!

We have a fully operational school, community room, four bars, ballroom, art gallery, museum, and  more! Read about the architect, Paul Gerhardt.

We first opened our doors in 1959 as a lobbying organization to support German Americans. Since then, we have grown to be a cornerstone of the Lincoln Square community and beyond.


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OUR STAFF

Meet our dedicated staff members!

Our team is dedicated to helping everyone that comes into the Haus, from students and parents, to bridal parties and performers, all guests are welcome.



Our Staff

OUR BOARD

Our Board of Directors uphold the values of the DANK Haus and our mission and work to improve all areas of the Haus, including capital improvements, curriculum, programming and events.



Our Board


OUR FUTURE


We look towards the future of German Americans and how we can address the challenges of our aging population and simultaneously presenting new and exciting programming and educational opportunities for younger generations.


OUR DONORS

We rely on our donors to help us preserve German Language, our shared heritage and our 93 year old Haus.

Meet the people that lend their hands, make financial contributions and cheer us towards our future.

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DANK Haus German American Cultural Center 

4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

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