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

June 25th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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