German-American Heritage Foundation and Museum of the USA

aka UGAC/VDAK; d.b.a. German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA (GAHF)   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.gahmusa.org

Mission

The United German-American Committee is dedicated to preserving, educating, and promoting the cultural heritage of Americans of German-speaking ancestry and to be the voice of German-Americans in cultural and public policy debates in the USA. We are a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)3 educational organization which serves as a national membership organization through which Americans, proud of their German heritage and language, work together on vital issues of common concern.

Ruling year info

1978

Principal Officer

Ms. Katja Sipple

Main address

719 6th Street NW

Washington, DC 20001 USA

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EIN

23-2033554

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

History Museums (A54)

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German-American Heritage Museum of the USA

The German American Heritage Museum of the USA located at Hockemeyer Hall (719 6th Street NW) in Washington, DC serves as a national museum for the historical accomplishments of German-Americans. Opening in March 2010, the Heritage Museum tells the story of all Americans of German-speaking ancestry and
how they helped shape our great nation today. This is accomplished through varying exhibits, collaborations with other organizations, and a number of events throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The "Distinguished German-American of the Year" is
the only national award which recognizes the outstanding achievements of an American
of German ancestry.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Beginning in March 2019, the GAHF/GAHM is offering German classes for beginners. The departure of the Goethe Institut has left a void, and we believe that the GAHM is in an excellent position to serve a population that is interested in learning a new language, and perhaps reconnecting with its roots.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each year, the GAHM offers between three and four temporary exhibits that cover a broad range of topics. We just concluded a toy exhibit in March 2019, and are now launching Culinary Customs: A Taste of Germany.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People of European descent

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German-American Heritage Foundation and Museum of the USA

Board of directors
as of 11/19/2020
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Board chair

Dr. John Manoyan

German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA

Term: 2019 - 2020

Erich Ast

Fred H.W. Hansen

Donald Thureau

Hank Stoffel

Hardy von Auenmueller

John Carroll

Ray Catudal

Robert Fricke

Guntwin Galleisky

Siegfried Gauss

William Holly

Karl Hormann

Ute Kattner-Horn

Peter Knapp

Joachim Reppmann

Hans Stein

Robin Estey

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