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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 authorizer of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

2015 Summer Language Camps Art Camp 2014

June 15 - August 21
Half-Day, Full-Day, and Extended Care Options

Summer is just around the corner, and the GAI has another fun season of German language camps planned! Each camp will last one week (M-F) and be centered around a fun, highly-interactive theme. Teachers and children will speak, hear, sing, and create in German while exploring subjects ranging from history and art to science and music. All ability levels are welcome!

This summer's themes are now posted, and registration is easy to complete online or by calling the GAI office. Register today!

Beginning Germanic Genealogy

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Saturday, April 11, 11am
Free and open to the public

Come to Kaffeestube and stay for an introduction on best practices for researching your family heritage. Germanic Genealogy expert Lois Hemmeter Edwards will lead this interactive workshop and go over some of the best and worst case scenarios researchers often encounter.

For more information, visit our event page here. No RSVPs are required for this event. Edwards is the author of Beginner's Guide to Germanic Genealogy, published by the Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS) in Minnesota.

Share Your Recipes for the Next Galerie Exhibit
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Preserving family recipes both honors our heritage and helps strengthen cultural ties for future generations. Whether memorializing your Oma’s Apfelkuchen or your own Döner recipe, we invite you to participate in this special project and share your tastiest memories with the GAI community.

Contact Amanda Wolfson at or 651-206-2642 to submit your family favorites, to be displayed in the GAI’s second-floor gallery as a members’ Deutsche Küche. Recipes are due by March 25th.

Scholarship to Attend Concordia Language Village

The Germanic-American Institute will award one, $500 scholarship to a GAI family so that their child may attend a German immersion language camp at Concordia Language Village in Bemidji, MN. This award is for the summer of 2015.

To be eligible, at least one family member must have a current GAI membership. The completed application is due back to the GAI by April 1, 2015.  Winner will be contacted by April 15, 2015.

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