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Figge Art Museum Holiday Tours PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 16:45

Davenport, Iowa (December 3, 2014) –The Figge Art Museum is offering holiday tours at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 14 and 21.

The themed tours include selections of works from the museum’s permanent collection and are designed to get visitors in touch with the spirit of the season.

December 7 with Barb Hansen

The Figge has an outstanding collection of religious art from the Mexican Colonial period. This Advent-inspired tour will prepare hearts and minds for the joyous season to come. View and discuss several paintings depicting events in the life of Christ. The lovely works, most of them painted in the 15th and 16th centuries, were meant to be easily understood and to promote emotion and piety.

December 14 with Sue Staley

“Wishing and hoping and thinking and praying, planning and dreaming…” is more than the lyrics to a pop song. This tour will focus on the Advent journey in visual art, past and present.

December 21 with Sue Staley

Advent is a time for preparation and reflection. Share and reflect on some favorite Christmas Story traditions saved through song and verse, and depicted through visual art.

In addition to holiday tours, the museum will also offer tours of Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum on Saturday, December 6 and 13 at 1:30 p.m. This exhibition is making its first stop on a National tour right here at the Figge. It’s a must-see show and the tour delves a little deeper into the works on display.

Figge tours are free with paid admission or membership.

About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit


Additional holiday opportunities through the GAHC PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 10:51
We encourage you to consider some additional holiday opportunities that have been shared with us; your German heritage is a birthright, maintaining it is source of joy and comfort in our hectic lives.


Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m.

German language Christmas Service with Pastor Michael Wagnitz, a German native.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 801 Washington Ave Lowden, IA 52255



Sunday, December 14th at 4:00 p.m.

German language Christmas Service with Pastors Christopher Neuendorf and John Preus.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1705 Eastern Avenue Davenport, IA 52803


This is a service typical of 19th Century Germany; German-themed refreshments will follow.


Saturday, December 20 at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Services at the Old Stone Church

The restored Old Stone Church, formerly the Pine Mill German Episcopal Methodist Church near Muscatine will again welcome holiday worshipers. The simple sanctuary with its antique pump organ is a wonderful setting for the nativity story, and it has become a popular Christmas destination for area families. The service features a lot of singing, the Christmas story in German and ends with music by candlelight. Plan to arrive early to secure a seat. Participants should be able to walk up a gravel incline to the church entrance. Directions from Highway 61 are well marked. The church is located near the Pine Creek Mill and Wild Cat Den State Park. Drive past the Pine Creek Mill parking lot and turn left at the stop sign. Stay on this winding gravel road with narrow bridges. The church is one mile ahead at an intersection.

Celebrate the Season and the Spirit of Giving at the Family Museum’s WinterFest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:38

Bettendorf — The Family Museum will continue its tradition of WinterFest on Sunday, December 7, from noon – 5:00 pm. There will be a host of joyful family activities for everyone including dance performances from the Family Museum Dance Company, holiday music performed by the Pleasant Valley High School Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, refreshments, fun activities such as snowpeople sculptures and handmade ornaments, and a visit from Santa. Each family will receive one free photo with Santa curtesy of Walgreen’s on Devil’s Glen in Bettendorf. Admission to this event and the Family Museum’s hands-on gallery is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to a local food pantry. This event is sponsored by the DHCU Community Credit Union.

A huge, 300 square foot train set will be set up again this year, and the Great Hall will be decorated with lights, stars, trees, and animal displays.

The centerpiece window dressing is the last set of animated figurines from the Petersen Harden Von Maur store in Davenport.  Created by the (George) Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company, this Santa’s House scene includes a Living Room with a decorated tree and fireplace, a Kitchen with a very busy stove, a Workshop where elves are busy making toy trains, and a snowball battle in the woods among the elves who are gathering firewood.  The display was built in Chicago during October of 1966, and was donated to the Family Museum in 1990 when the store was sold.

The Family Museum is located at 2900 Learning Campus Drive. For more information, please call (563) 344-4106 or visit


Black Friday at Atom Studio + Gallery at Bucktown PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Atom Studio + Gallery   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 09:40
Please Join us this Friday from 11 am to 9 pm. Escape the Black Friday crowds and do your shopping at Atom Studio + Gallery located in Bucktown Center for the Arts.  Avoid lines and start your Christmas shopping in a relaxed environment.  Give your family and friends a gift of art that will last a lifetime. Atom Studio + Gallery offers a wide variety of original artwork for home and businesses. All the work and commissioned work is available for sale. There are class schedules available for people of all abilities and ages. Gift certificates will be available for the January and February classes and make great stocking stuffers for those who can be hard to shop for.

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Written by Niabi Zoo   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:20

You can do your holiday shopping right here and find unique Niabi Zoo gifts for every child and adult on your list. Shop local and support your community zoo. Receive a complimentary reusable Niabi Zoo bag with any purchase.

Niabi Zoo gifts can be purchased online or by calling (309) 799-3482 ext. 222.

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