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Nothing Will Eclipse This Family Fun Night

April 20th, 2017

If you are looking for a fun Friday night with the family, then look no further! The Putnam Museum is holding their final Family Fun Night of the season this Friday, April 21. The theme for this exciting and enjoyable evening will be Solar Eclipse! The Discovery Dome will be open with FREE showings of Discovery Dome shows, the Popular Astronomy Club & Quad City Astronomical Society will have telescopes available for solar/night sky observing (weather permitting), learn more about The Great American Eclipse at the Solar Eclipse Table, and watch a demonstration of a comet being made! An actual... Read More

Make Your Guitar Gently Weep, Or Smile

March 30th, 2017

When referring to a band of fresh young men back in the 1960’s, a large recording company once said they “didn’t like the sound, and groups of guitars were on the way out”. That band, The Beatles, sure proved them wrong. A one of a kind event is coming to the Quad Cities, and you won’t want to miss it. Bret Dale, a musician from River Music Experience will be hosting a FREE guitar circle playing only Beatles songs! This guitar circle will be taking place on Saturday April 1 from 1:30-3pm in the Grand Lobby of the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport). If you are interested in participating... Read More

Take A Magical Mystery Tour To The Putnam

March 8th, 2017

The Magical Mystery Tour is coming to take you away! Take you all the way back to when The Beatles changed the face of the music scene, forever. The Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th St Davenport) will be displaying “The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition” beginning on March 11 and going through June 4. You can now experience the lives of the Fab Four through the eyes of John, Paul, George and Ringo. There will be four unique galleries to check out in this exhibition. Beginnings, Influence and Life in Liverpool will show the early stages before the band was thrust into the spotlight. Life... Read More

Barn Raisers Film Rising Up At Putnam

January 27th, 2017

  Many area residents aren’t aware that there is a little bit of Hollywood in their own backyard.  The Quad Cities is home to many show business types and two of the most prominent figures live and operate their business in Moline, Illinois.  Emmy Award nominated filmmakers Tammy and Kelly Rundle and their company, Fourth Wall Films, premiere their documentary, The Barn Raisers, this weekend at the Putnam Museum. The Rundles and Fourth Wall Films have Midwestern roots and are formerly based out of Los Angeles. The company relocated to Moline in 2007 when they began producing their... Read More

Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure! Swings Into Putnam

January 4th, 2017

Yo ho! Yo ho! A Pirates life for me! Do you ever wish you could be a pirate? Does the idea of sword fighting and sailing the high seas leave you thrilled? Were you a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series? Then this year’s interactive exhibit at the Putnam museum is for you. From now through January 15, 2017 “Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure!” will be open at the Putnam Museum at 1717 W 12th St. Davenport. This interactive exhibit features some of the greatest shipwrecks in the entire world, and sections focusing on Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Barnaby Corsairs, and Privateers and Buccaneers.... Read More

Quad-Cities Museum Week Offers Fun For Families And More

June 22nd, 2016

Quad-Citians are encouraged to Discover the Mysteries of their local museums during Quad-Cities Museum Week June 18-26. Museums from across the Quad Cities region  are coming together for the second annual Quad-Cities Museum Week and patrons can enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. New this year, each museum will feature a little known mystery about something at their museum. It could be part of their collection or even something about their building. It’s up to the attendees to check it out... Read More