The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center has been a pillar in the Lincoln Square community since the organization’s founding in 1959. Our mission is to preserve and promote German culture, heritage, and language through a variety of events and initiatives in the Chicago community. Help preserve the legacy of cultural heritage programming in Chicago.
Community ProgramsIn furtherance of this mission, we maintain a diverse center that features a museum, art gallery, German library, and language school. The DANK Haus also provides educational and social programming emphasizing the history, traditions, and contributions of Germans and German Americans. We aim to inspire people from all backgrounds to come study and celebrate German culture at our many events.
Four Ways to Support the DANK Haus
We offer several ways for you to support DANK's efforts to preserve and promote German culture. Read below to learn more about how to become a member of the DANK Haus, how to support specific DANK Haus initiatives with a one-time or repeated donation, and how to volunteer.
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1.) Become a Member
Consider joining the DANK Haus as a member to reap the many benefits.
Members enjoy free:
■ Monthly Stammtisch Open Haus
■ Movie screenings
■ Museum access
■ Library membership
■ Parking (during off-business hours)
As well as discounts on:
Members also receive:
■ German language classes (coming soon)
■ Hall Rentals
■ Kulturküche cooking classes
■ Concerts and special events
■ Flights to Germany (coming soon)
■ Discounts on Lyric Opera tickets
■ Invitations to exclusive member-only events
■ Early-bird access to events (when expected to sell out)
2.) Support a DANK Haus Initiative of Your Choice
In order to continue to provide quality cultural heritage programming and German language classes, the DANK Haus must make improvements to our facility, technology, and preservation materials for the museum and archive. Choose an initiative to support from the drop down menu below. Scroll farther down the page for specifics on each DANK Haus initiative.