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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.

Saturday, March 3, 7 to 8:30 PM
Coming to Amerika Member Abendbrot and Program
Come honor and celebrate with the “Legends of the GAI”. On March 3, hear firsthand from these founding members, some of whom have been active with the GAI for more than 50 years. These are the members who cooked, shoveled, repaired, schlepped, mowed, cleaned, served, and raised the funds in order to secure the Haus and build a world-class center for German language and culture education. Come be inspired by their tenacity, hard work, and dedication to building the legacy of the GAI for future generations. 

February 15–March 30
Coming to Amerika Exhibit 
Last fall the Germanic-American Institute paired with German students from University of St. Thomas to begin to document the immigration stories of these long-time members. What was their life in Germany before coming to the United States, their challenges and triumphs as they assimilated into American culture and became U.S. citizens? The students created the Coming to Amerika exhibit as a project in coordination with the UST Center for the Common Good.

February 25 to March 3
Member Appreciation Week
The week features drawings and giveaways of items donated by Ruhland’s Strudel Haus, Evelyn’s Bunzlau Polish Pottery, Amber Tree Jewelry, Aki’s Bread Haus and more! Current GAI members are automatically entered into daily drawings. Follow us on Facebook for additional chances to win.

Pysanky: European Egg Decorating
Join us for a hands-on workshop about the art of Pysanky. Learn about traditional motifs, coloring, and patterns used for centuries throughout Central and Eastern Europe to create vibrantly hued and highly detailed works of art on a simple egg.

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1 to 5 PM
$20 GAI Members/$25 Non-Members
Register here

This is German soul food­—succulent roast pork, sausages, secret-recipe sauerkraut, and Salzkartoffeln. Buy your tickets in advance to save dollars and guarantee your seat at the table. Details and registration here.

Upcoming Events

2018 Annual Events

JAN 27: Karneval Euro-Tanzparty

MAR 24: Pork & Kraut German Dinner

JUN 9-10: Deutsche Tage

DEC: 1-2 Holiday Open Haus

DEC 15: Community Christmas Dinner

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