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4th Annual FIRST Lego League at the Putnam Museum! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenna Smith   
Monday, 10 December 2012 12:40

DAVENPORT - The Putnam Museum partners with the Quad City Engineering and Science Council for the 4th annual FIRST Lego League Regional Competition held on December 15 & 16. The FIRST Lego Robotics Competition is a competition of regional 3rd-8th grade teams who are part of the international FIRST robotics program. The teams (up to 10 members) bring their self-programmed robots to face off against other teams in a live challenge for points based on completion of “missions” in a 2-minute timeframe. In addition, the teams are judged on how well they work together and on their presentation of solving a real-world problem – this year with assisting Senior Citizens. New this year: Jr. First Lego League teams!

“Iowa FIRST LEGO League has experienced growth every year since beginning in the state. This year, however, we have had a team explosion with over 400 teams participating in FLL in the state thanks in part to the overwhelming excitement of participants and volunteers plus the support from industry such as John Deere, Rockwell Collins and the Governor’s STEM initiative, establishing STEM Hubs across the state and the legislature appropriating funds to support that effort through Scale Up programs like FIRST LEGO League.

We are excited for so many young people to get the opportunity to be exposed to quality STEM programming through the Iowa FLL events like those at the Putnam Museum, getting to show off all they’ve learned in high energy, highly supportive environments celebrating the future of innovation through every child’s creativity.” - CAMILLE SLOAN SCHROEDER, ENGINEERING K-12 COMMUNITY OUTREACH, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

No registration is involved for this event; registration for teams is closed for this year. We invite you to come and check out the competition for free, located in our Grand Lobby.

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Brucemore Announces 2013 Executive Committee PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:44
Brucemore announces the appointment of three new members to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees—President Brenda Duello (photo), University of Iowa Department of Medicine; Vice President Echo Batson (photo), Controller at Rockwell Collins; and Secretary Tom Peffer (photo), Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.  Craig DeWulf (photo), Assurance Director at RSM McGladrey, was appointed treasurer in December 2012 and will continue on the Executive Committee in 2013.

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.

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What's happening at the Putnam Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 15:54
C O M I N G    S O O N!

Midnight Premiere of The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey:Friday, December 14
at 12:01 a.m.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon:

Saturday, December 8, starting at 10 a.m.,
Doors open at 8:30 a.m

N O W    P L A Y I N G Through December 13: Polar Express
Now playing on Saturdays through December 8. Free with purchase of a Museum or movie admission ticket.
U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

Come enjoy the 4th annual FIRST Lego League Regional Competition held on December 15 & 16. No registration is involved for this event, registration for teams is closed for this year. We invite you to come and check out the competition for free, located in our Grand Lobby.

 
Christmas at the Front PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Illinois National Guard PAO   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:38

Illinois State Military Museum Remembers, Re-Enacts Holidays in World War I Trenches

SPRINGFIELD, IL (12/05/2012)(readMedia)-- The Illinois State Military Museum's Living Historians will tell the story of World War I's 1914 Christmas truce and the Great War that changed illinois and the world. Dr. Chris McDonald, Lincoln Land Community College professor of political science will discuss the Christmas truce.

WHO:

• Illinois State Military Museum

• Illinois National Guard and Militia Historical Society

WHAT:

Add to your Holiday season by sharing the experience of the 1914 Christmas truce of World War I. Walk the recreated trench and talk with Soldiers (from the State Military Museum Living History Detachment) about the Great War that changed Illinois and the world. Enjoy Christmas carols, hot beverages and donate to Toys for Tots.

WHEN: Tuesday December 18, 2012 at 06:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)

WHERE:Illinois State Military Museum
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, Illinois 62702

NOTES:

• Free coffee, hot cider or cocoa.

• Christmas carols with Springfield’s own Sound Celebration.

• Learn about the 1914 Christmas truce through a short presentation by Dr. Chris McDonald, Lincoln Land Community College professor of political science.

• The museum is a collection site for the Toys for Tots program and will be accepting donations of unwrapped toys for local distribution this Christmas.

• Admission and parking are free.

For additional information, please contact the Illinois State Military Museum at 217-761-3910.

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New Discounts in the Gift Shop and Free Sausage Samples! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GAHC   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 10:52

Getting Ready For Christmas?  Buy $30 Worth of Merchandise and Receive a Free Jar of Pickles or Ritter Sport Chocolate!

Visit the German American Heritage Center for your holiday shopping this year! We have beautiful handcrafted heirloom gifts that you cannot find in the big box stores. This year we have more than ever with stocking stuffers, tea sets, leather purses, steins, and other great gifts Don't forget, members receive 10% off in the gift shop, as always!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Sausage Saturday!  December 8th from 10-2.  Sample treats from the Bavaria Sausage Company from Madison, WI

 
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