Bettendorf Public Library Event Looks At Founding Of The Quad Cities
The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting an event designed to explore our community’s roots with its upcoming virtual edition of Community Connections: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities. The program will be held on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 PM and is free to the public. Local historian Gena Schantz will trace the many careers of George Davenport and examine how he adapted his talents to serve and foster the development of the communities that surrounded him. Registration is required for this live event and can be made by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4922449 or by calling 563-344-4179.
An experienced local presenter, local historian and author Gena Schantz recently published, The Trader at Rock Island: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities.
This event will take place virtually via GoToMeeting. Advance registration is required in order to receive an invitation and password to join the event. Community Connections is held on a monthly basis and seeks to provide participants with a look into the Quad Cities’ local culture and history. This event series is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. More information can be found by visiting https://www.bettendorflibrary.com or by calling 563-344-4179.
The Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the Library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call 563-344-4175.