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Herzlich Willkommen beim Germanic-American Institute!

Welcome to the Germanic-American Institute. We are a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German-speaking peoples through public educational and cultural programs.

The GAI is a co-founder and sponsor of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Haus Holiday Traditions

Visit our Haus to get in the holiday spirit! The rooms are beautifully decorated for the holidays and the  Schmidt Brewery exhibit will be on view during regular hours, Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Consider a gift membership or Annual Fund donation to keep our community strong and growing. Frohe Feiertage!

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SCHNUPPERKURS - Introduction to German

Are you interested in learning German, but you are not sure what to expect? Join us for Kaffeestube breakfast and a 2-hour introduction to German. Click HERE for more information

Jacob Schmidt Brewery History Exhibit
December 1, 2017–January 24, 2018
Germanic-American Institute (GAI) second floor gallery
Open during GAI office hours and special events 

Don’t miss this special exhibit for Minnesota history buffs and beer lovers! On view are 
historical pictures and artifacts from the Schmidt Brewing Company, one of the largest Germany breweries in Minnesota. Curated by Phil Gagne, the last Brewmaster of Schmidt, and Dave Davis. Items on view will range from the years 1901 to 2002. In conjunction with the exhibit, Phil Gagne and collector Dave Davis will present Talk about Beer: The History of Jacob Schmidt Brewery on January 13 at 5 p.m. Registration required.

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