at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

Throughout the year, beyond its regular classes, DANK Haus hosts a number of lectures and discussions.  These are intended to mark special occasions and deepen understanding of German history and culture.  See a sampling of past topics and current events below.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 04, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • DANK Haus, Skyline Lounge

    Join us as we survey the history of the German speaking peoples from the scientific revolution of the 17th century, through the Enlightenment of the 18th and up to the unification of Germany in 1871.

    Meet the great German scientists, Leibniz and Kepler among others, whose discoveries helped lay the intellectual foundations of the Enlightenment.

    We'll discuss the emancipation of the serfs--most of our ancestors--and the Jews in the late 18th and 19th centuries, and what effect this would later have on urbanization, the industrial revolution as well as immigration to America.

    Syllabus for E to U 4.pdf

    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 109

    On the occasion of the 90th birthday of our beautiful building, we are combining this year's Annual Meeting with a birthday party celebrating the long and lively history of the DANK Haus! In addition to photographic installations of the building's past, there will be two keynote speakers sharing their knowledge about the building's architect Paul Gerhardt and the Germania Club.

    Afterwards, we will raise a glass of champagne and enjoy a scrumptious piece of birthday cake. If you love our Haus, you do not want to miss this!

    Free admission, snacks and drinks available for purchase. 


Have an idea of a topic in German or German-American culture that you'd like to know more about?  Contact the Education Committee!  We'd love to learn more about the wants and needs of our membership!

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

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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