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Iowa And Illinois FUN10 Features Royal Princess Ball, Way Down Wanderers, ‘Little Women’ And More!

April 24th, 2022
Iowa And Illinois FUN10 Features Royal Princess Ball, Way Down Wanderers, 'Little Women' And More!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Davenport Public Library to Host a Colonel Davenport House Presentation

April 20th, 2022
Davenport Public Library to Host a Colonel Davenport House Presentation

The Davenport Public Library will host a program on April 25th at 6:30pm  at the Fairmount branch and online. Join William Hampes for a presentation about the Colonel Davenport House. This presentation is a history and visual tour via power point slides of the historic 1833 Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island. It will include background information about Colonel Davenport and his house and details about the house and how it has changed over the years. William Hampes is a retired professor who taught psychology at St. Michael’s College, Louisiana State University at Eunice and for... Read More

Scare Up Some Fun Saturday Night With Ghost Stories On Arsenal Island

September 24th, 2021
Scare Up Some Fun Saturday Night With Ghost Stories On Arsenal Island

Kick off the Halloween season as the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation presents “Ghost Tales” with spooky stories told by local storytellers on the grounds of the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Local author Gena Schantz will kick off the stories with a reading from the book she wrote about George Davenport that was published in 2020.  The Trader at Rock Island: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities is the first and only biography ever written about the man for whom the city of Davenport is named.  Gena will... Read More

Ghost Tales Bring Spooky Fun To Colonel Davenport House This Weekend

September 21st, 2021
Ghost Tales Bring Spooky Fun To Colonel Davenport House This Weekend

Kick off the Halloween season as the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation presents “Ghost Tales” with spooky stories told by local storytellers on the grounds of the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Local author Gena Schantz will kick off the stories with a reading from the book she wrote about George Davenport that was published in 2020.  The Trader at Rock Island: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities is the first and only biography ever written about the man for whom the city of Davenport is named.  Gena will... Read More

Scare Up Some Ghost Tales At Colonel Davenport House

September 28th, 2017
Scare Up Some Ghost Tales At Colonel Davenport House

Halloween is creeping up and will be here before you know it. So why not start getting into the spirit now? On Saturday Sep 30, the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation will be celebrating all that is spooky, with “Ghost Tales” with scary stories told by local storytellers on the grounds of the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island. Admission for this event is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children 12 and younger and active military. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with guided tours through the Colonel Davenport House. You will have an opportunity to witness one of the Quad... Read More

Ever Wish To Go Back To Simpler Times?

June 16th, 2017
Ever Wish To Go Back To Simpler Times?

With the hustle and bustle of everyday activities, do you ever wish you could step back into simpler times for a day? Well, here is your opportunity! Colonel Davenport House, located on the Rock Island Arsenal, is hosting a Pioneer Day on Saturday June 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Step back in time for a day and witness fur trader re-enactors, called a Buckskinners’ Rendezvous, pioneer portrayers demonstrating hatchet and knife throwing, and craft demonstrators such as wood-working, spinning, lacemaking, quilter, and basket weaving. Old time music specialist Wesley Wells will be a roaming musician... Read More