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“All Is Calm” Now Playing at Moline’s Black Box Theatre

December 12th, 2022
“All Is Calm” Now Playing at Moline’s Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theatre is presenting a truly unique theatrical experience with “All Is Calm!” It’s World War 1. Christmas Eve, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. “All Is Calm” is now playing in Downtown Moline and runs through December 17 with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. All tickets are $16 and can be purchased... Read More

Learn About World War I At Davenport Public Library

March 10th, 2021
Learn About World War I At Davenport Public Library

Join Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, and the Army Sustainment Command History Office on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00 pm in exploring the history of World War I through a discussion of the United States mobilization and training for the war. Delve deeper into First World War history by learning about Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal historical ties. This program is scheduled to be held virtually. More information will be posted closer to the program date here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7315863 Keep up with our virtual... Read More

World War I Lecture Series Explores the History of the Christmas Truce of 1914

December 14th, 2020
World War I Lecture Series Explores the History of the Christmas Truce of 1914

For an all-too-brief time along the Western front of World War I, small pockets of peace erupted along the British and German trenches in the first Christmas of the war, as soldiers broke free of the matrix of their nationalistic brainwashing to fight in a war most of them didn’t even understand, and treated each other like actual human beings, putting aside the manipulation of the rich getting them to fight battles between each other in order to increase war profiteering and create a debt circle between the Allies and Germany that ultimately led to the rise of Hitler amidst the poverty of... Read More