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Quad-Cities Museum Week Is Back With Special Discounts And Activities June 6 to 13

May 26th, 2021
Quad-Cities Museum Week Is Back With Special Discounts And Activities June 6 to 13

Visit Quad Cities and area museums have teamed up again for Quad Cities Museum Week. After taking a hiatus during the pandemic last June, the annual celebration is back again for its fifth year from June 6 to 13. For all the details, visit www.qcmuseumweek.com. Museums throughout the Q-C region will welcome visitors with activities, new exhibits, discounted admissions, tours, special programs, and more. “We’re back and ready for visitors. This year, 14 museums are participating in Quad Cities Museum Week as we celebrate science, art, history, and discovery,” says Charlotte Doehler-Morrison,... Read More

Learn More About World War II At New Quad-Cities Museum Exhibit

December 18th, 2020
Learn More About World War II At New Quad-Cities Museum Exhibit

Valor & Victory Gardens: WWII in the Hawkeye State will fly into Davenport through Jan. 17 at German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts, we will tell the Quad Cities’ WWII story. This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Federation of... Read More

Learn About WWII in the Hawkeye State At Davenport’s German American Heritage Center

December 2nd, 2020
Learn About WWII in the Hawkeye State At Davenport's German American Heritage Center

Learn about World War II in Iowa during a new exhibit running through Jan 17 at German American Heritage Center & Museum, 712 W 2nd St., Davenport. WWII was a global conflict that forever altered society and touched the lives of people around the world, including right here in Iowa. The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. With this exhibit we remember and commemorate that momentous occasion. Through local headlines, personal letters, and historic artifacts, we will tell the Quad Cities’ WWII story. This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities... Read More

QuadCities.com’s Jonathan Turner Wins Prestigious Pulitzer Center Honor

June 25th, 2020
QuadCities.com's Jonathan Turner Wins Prestigious Pulitzer Center Honor

QuadCities.com and WVIK reporter Jonathan Turner has won a prestigious honor! According to Turner’s Facebook announcement Wednesday night: “I am thrilled to announce that I will finally be able to use the word “Pulitzer” on my resume!!! No, I’m not getting a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon, but the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C., is financially supporting the Prairie State Museums Project. “It’s a new collaborative effort of 16 journalists across Illinois (I’m the only one in the Quad-Cities) to compile two stories each on how... Read More

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

June 13th, 2020
Tour Davenport's German American Heritage Center's Exhibits Sunday

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

Family Museum Completes Installation of Luckey Climber, Opens To Public On Friday.

June 9th, 2020
Family Museum Completes Installation of Luckey Climber, Opens To Public On Friday.

After raising more than $500,000 through grants, corporate donors, private donors, and public sources; the Family Museum is ready to open the Luckey Climber presented by Genesis Birth Center to the public. On Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 pm, prior to the public opening, the Museum will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony with invited local granting organizations, Bettendorf’s Mayor Robert Gallagher, members of the City of Bettendorf City Council, and Family Museum staff. In order to practice social distancing, this ribbon cutting is not open to the public, but it will be live-streamed on Facebook. The... Read More

Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Offering A White Rose

May 28th, 2020
Davenport's German American Heritage Center Offering A White Rose

Join the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, May 31st at 2pm for “The White Rose,” a virtual program presented by Olivia Covert, Development, Volunteer, and Education Coordinator at the GAHC. The White Rose was a non-violent student resistance group in the Third Reich. These University of Munich students stood up to the Nazis, writing and distributing pamphlets that encouraged resistance and rejected Nazi ideals. In this presentation we will discuss the White Rose and their legacy. This presentation will be recorded and emailed no later than 2pm on Sunday, May 31st to those... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 15th: Movies, Virtual Tours, Board Games and More!

March 15th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 15th: Movies, Virtual Tours, Board Games and More!

QuadCities.com proudly presents the third installment of our new feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll 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. Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities – with more coming in every hour... Read More

Bridge Your Curiosity With New Putnam Event

February 28th, 2018
Bridge Your Curiosity With New Putnam Event

Does the construction of the new I-74 bridge over the Mississippi put you in the mood to create your very own bridge? Then why not join the Battle of the Bridges? The 11th Annual Battle of the Bridge Contest is happening this Friday Mar 2 and Saturday Mar 3 at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport)! Thanks to the Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC), this one of a kind competition showcases “Bridge Efficiency”. Teams of 4 from area Elementary, Middle and High Schools, as well as professionals and families come together to build a bridge in three hours. The tools and materials... Read More

Heart Art? Free Family Day At Figge Saturday

June 23rd, 2017
Heart Art? Free Family Day At Figge Saturday

Looking for something fun and educational to do with the entire family this weekend? Then look no further than the Figge Art Museum! On Saturday June 24, the Figge is hosting a FREE Family Day! That’s right, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. you and your family can help celebrate the new exhibitions with a variety of hands-on projects and experiences, for FREE! From making your own Clothespin Dolls to creating Haitian art, there will be no shortage of fun projects for everyone to love. Enjoy some free play in the Artica, the museum’s most kid-friendly space! Or you can stop by the lobby for some free... Read More