DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

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DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

Description

DANK Haus is Chicagoland’s premier German American Cultural Center. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organizatioin committed to preserving and promoting German American culture, heritage, and language through educational and social programming. It is located in Chicago’s traditionally German neighborhood, Lincoln Square. Core programming includes German Language School for children and adults; rotating Fine Arts and Museum exhibits; a monthly Open Haus; Kulturküche cooking classes; German Cinema Now; Kino Kaffee und Kuchen; viewings for the World Cup and other special sporting events; Oktoberfest; and the annual New Year’s Eve Silvester Ball. The DANK Haus is a core member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance - a consortium of ethnic museums, cultural centers, and historical societies whose mission is to effect social change through cultural diversity.

Experience more by visiting DANK Haus in person!

4740 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Visit DANK Haus German American Cultural Center at www.dankhaus.com

Collection Items

Doll
Child's doll of a man with hat, glasses, and coat holding a book.

Stuffed Dog
Stuffed toy shaped as a dog (Dachshund) in purple, blue, green, yellow, and orange stripes. The dog is "Waldi," the first official Olympic mascot. He was created fro the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich.

Wood Relief Carving
Wood relief carvings, 1890-1910, second wood carving of two scenes from Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengren."

Matchbook, Zum Deutschen Eck Restaurant
Matchbook from the Zum Deutschen Eck restaurant and cocktail lounge, once located at 2924 N. Southport Ave (1400W) Chicago.
The Restaurant name translates to: The German Corner

Wood Relief Carving
Wood relief carving, 1890-1910, five scenes from Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengren."

Banknote
1000 Mark Reichsbanknote, Berlin, 1922.

This 1000 Mark banknote was printed in Berlin in December 1922, during Germany's three-year hyperinflation period that occurred as a result of World War I. At the time of printing, the bill would have been…

Medal
Medal with relief of Chicago skyline and imagery, including a bull, a Blackhawk, the Picasso sculpture, and an Art Institute of Chicago lion. The medal is signed on the back by the German American National Congress, which was founded in 1959 with the…

Time Capsule
DANK Haus cornerstone time capsule, sealed in 1927 and discovered in 2012. The building and capsule contents were formerly owned by the Three Links Lodge or Three Links Temple.

Banknote
500,000,000 Reichbanknote, Berlin, 1923-1924.

This 500,000,000 banknote was printed in Berlin in September 1923 and put into circulation in January 1924. At the time of printing, 500,000,000 Marks would have been worth around 40 dollars, however…

Banknote
100,000,000 Reichsbanknote, Berlin, 1923.

This 100,000,000 banknote was printed in Berlin in 1923, during Germany's three-year period of hyperinflation that occurred as a result of World War I. The cream bill has printing on only one side and uses…
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