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Figge Offers Free Admission to Quad-Cities Essential Workers This Week

April 12th, 2021

To honor and celebrate Quad Citizens who have stepped up to support the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Figge Art Museum is offering free admission to all essential workers this week through Saturday. “Quite simply, we would not have gotten through the past year without the heroic efforts of our community’s essential workers — from medical personnel to teachers to grocery store workers. Day in and day out, these Quad Citizens have consistently made sacrifices for our region,” said Figge Executive Director and CEO Michelle Hargrave. “Their efforts are to be commended... Read More

Win Memberships To Quad-Cities Zoos And Museums On Fun Bundle Friday!

November 13th, 2020

Enter for a chance to win a FREE FunBundle, which gives your family memberships to the Quad City Botanical Center, Niabi Zoo and the Putnam Museum! For one day only, visit the Putnam or Quad City Botanical Center to enter for a chance to win on FunBundle Friday! Can’t make it out? You can still join the fun. When you purchase a FunBundle using the code FALLFUN on Friday you’ll get 25% off your FunBundle. That’s savings ON TOP of savings. What’s a FunBundle, you ask? It’s your all-in-one membership to three Quad City favorites: the Botanical Center, Niabi Zoo and the Putnam Museum. It... Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Cancels Programs This Weekend

July 31st, 2020

The German American Heritage Center in Davenport will be closed this weekend, August 1-3, due to a family emergency. All programming slated for the weekend has been canceled and will be rescheduled.  Read More

Illinois Quad-Cities Museums Grapple With Covid Reopening Restrictions

July 22nd, 2020

Though Illinois allowed indoor museums to reopen June 26, the Covid-19 pandemic still rages across the nation. Museums, historic homes and gardens in the Quad-Cities have taken differing approaches to reopening. As of that Friday in late June, with phase 4 of Illinois’ reopening implemented, very few museums on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River were open to the public. As of today, most have reopened, with attractions remaining closed include the John Deere Pavilion in Moline and Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all major Deere tourist facilities... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam Museum Reopens to Members; Public Welcome Starting July 15

July 9th, 2020

The Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport) reopened to members on Wednesday, July 8 and will open to the public on Wednesday, July 15 – under new guidelines to help ensure the health, safety and enjoyment of staff and visitors. After being closed since mid-March, the museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Up to 50 guests will be permitted in the museum at any given time to allow for social distancing. Advanced ticketing is highly encouraged at Putnam.org or by calling 563-324-1933. Admission will be based on timed entry. If you don’t purchase... Read More

Take ‘Remote Control’ Over Figge Museum’s Latest Exhibit

July 6th, 2020

Remote learning and working remotely have become a way of life for many over the past several months. To continue this trend, the Figge is creating a new interactive exhibition that encourages participation by people of all ages to engage by simply sending an email from a phone, tablet or computer. All participation is electronic whether you are in the museum or at home.  Remote Control will open in the Figge’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery beginning Friday, July 10. This exhibition allows for remote play through a variety of activities and games, but participation from... Read More

Tour Davenport’s German American Heritage Center’s Exhibits Sunday

June 13th, 2020

Join the German American Heritage Center & Museum on Sunday, June 14th at 2pm for a virtual guided tour led by Assistant Director Sami live over zoom. In this live tour Sami will lead guests through our two special exhibits, “The History We Hold: Highlights from the GAHC Collection” and “Power Frauen: German Women Who Dared to Dream.” She will share with you some of the notable figures and interesting treasures on the display at the GAHC right now. For guests who viewed our Virtual Power Frauen tour in May: The Power Frauen portion of this tour will be the same as the... Read More

Kids Can Get ‘Curious’ With George At New Family Museum Exhibit

June 11th, 2020

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, the Family Museum’s newest traveling exhibit runs through September 13. Introducing young children into the world of Curious George, the exhibit leads visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure while it emphasizes the central role that parents and caregivers play. The exhibit is based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and the television series produced by Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston and Universal Studios Family Productions airing on PBS KIDS® (check local listings) and... Read More

Putnam Museum & Science Center to Reopen July 8 to Members

June 5th, 2020

After 11 weeks being closed due to the coronavirus, the Putnam Museum & Science Center is taking longer to reopen than many other Iowa businesses and organizations, in order to present a new visitor experience. The 153-year-old Davenport institution, at 1717 W. 12th St., has been closed since March 16, and is planning to reopen for small summer camps July 6, for members July 8 to 12, and to the general public July 15, with new safety precautions. Putnam president/CEO Rachael Mullins says the summer camps July 6-8 will be limited to just 10 kids each, to allow for more social distancing. When... Read More

Many Quad-Cities Arts Groups Get Emergency Relief Funding

June 3rd, 2020

Several Q-C arts and cultural organizations received emergency relief funding, among 173 grants throughout Iowa announced Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA). The department awarded more than $1.1 million in grants — $923,372 for emergency relief and another $178,000 in humanities grants to help Iowa cultural organizations rebound from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for the emergency relief grants was made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The IDCA distributed CARES Act funds through its partnerships... Read More