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Winter Wheels Antique Motorcycle Exhibition Rolls Into Davenport’s Putnam Saturday

November 12th, 2021
Winter Wheels Antique Motorcycle Exhibition Rolls Into Davenport's Putnam Saturday

The Putnam’s next exhibition is a ride through history on two wheels. Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition will run from November 13, 2021 – April 3, 2022. This original, community-curated exhibition features vintage, classic, and antique motorcycles of all makes and models, all displayed at the Putnam Museum and Science Center, the Quad Cities’ Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. “From the beginning, Winter Wheels was meant as a celebration of the motorcycle by showcasing bikes of all shapes and sizes, and our community has not disappointed,” Putnam Vice President of Museum... Read More

Winter Wheels Roars Into The Putnam This Weekend

November 10th, 2021
Winter Wheels Roars Into The Putnam This Weekend

The Putnam’s next exhibition is a ride through history on two wheels. Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition will run from November 13, 2021 – April 3, 2022. This original, community-curated exhibition features vintage, classic, and antique motorcycles of all makes and models, all displayed at the Putnam Museum and Science Center, the Quad Cities’ Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. “From the beginning, Winter Wheels was meant as a celebration of the motorcycle by showcasing bikes of all shapes and sizes, and our community has not disappointed,” Putnam Vice President of Museum... Read More

Putnam Museum Holding Mad Scientist Ball Saturday Night

October 23rd, 2021
Putnam Museum Holding Mad Scientist Ball Saturday Night

Putnam Museum in Davenport will hold its Mad Scientist Ball Saturday night! Though we hoped for an in-person annual Mad Scientist Ball, we’re keeping the safety of our community in mind and providing an opportunity to celebrate the Putnam’s impact on our community with a raffle and virtual auction! You can purchase raffle tickets and select which raffles you’d like to enter before it closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 23 for the chance to win exciting baskets filled to the brim. There’s something for everyone and by participating you’ll help ensure that the inspiring education that... Read More

Check Out ‘Nature’s Blueprints’ At Davenport’s Putnam Museum

September 22nd, 2021
Check Out 'Nature's Blueprints' At Davenport's Putnam Museum

In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers. This approach to innovation, called biomimicry, is becoming increasingly popular. Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design is running at the Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), a Smithsonian affiliate. “The Putnam is the first stop on this exhibit’s national tour and we’re... Read More

New Exhibit Nature’s Blueprints Opens At Davenport’s Putnam Museum Tomorrow

August 31st, 2021
New Exhibit Nature's Blueprints Opens At Davenport's Putnam Museum Tomorrow

In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers. This approach to innovation, called biomimicry, is becoming increasingly popular. Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design opens Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), a Smithsonian affiliate. “The Putnam is the first stop on this exhibit’s national... Read More

Nerdfest, A New Putnam Exhibit, Outdoor Shows And More In This Week’s FUN10

August 29th, 2021
Nerdfest, A New Putnam Exhibit, Outdoor Shows And More In This Week's FUN10

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

New Putnam Exhibit “Nature’s Blueprints” is First Stop on National Tour

August 26th, 2021
New Putnam Exhibit “Nature’s Blueprints” is First Stop on National Tour

In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers. This approach to innovation, called biomimicry, is becoming increasingly popular. Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design opens Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), a Smithsonian affiliate. “The Putnam is the first stop on this exhibit’s national tour... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Davenport’s Putnam Museum & Science Center Hires Two New VPs

July 15th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Davenport’s Putnam Museum & Science Center Hires Two New VPs

EXCLUSIVE: The Putnam Museum and Science Center has expanded its leadership team to include a Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Leslie Klipsch, and Vice President of Museum Experiences, Ben Johnson. “The Putnam is emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever. Not only has the facility been re-imagined, but we’ve been able to rebuild our staff,” Putnam President/CEO Rachael Mullins said Thursday. “We’re pleased to welcome two new leaders to the Putnam who both bring an incredible expertise that will further our growth and relevance to our Quad-City community.” Leslie Klipsch is... Read More

Davenport’s Putnam and Moline’s Fourth Wall Featured in Inaugural Civic Season

July 3rd, 2021
Davenport’s Putnam and Moline’s Fourth Wall Featured in Inaugural Civic Season

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Celebrating the Fourth of July is more than barbecues, fireworks, flags and parades. It’s about honoring where America came from, where we are now, and how we can continue to form a more perfect union – together as one nation. That’s part of the invigorating, animating force of the first Civic Season – a national effort about expanding the lens, making space for more... Read More

Explore Outer Space, Get Shots And Giggles, Enjoy Ice Cream For A Good Cause And More In Your FUN10

June 13th, 2021
Explore Outer Space, Get Shots And Giggles, Enjoy Ice Cream For A Good Cause And More In Your FUN10

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