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Celebrate Wagner's 200th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Friday, 15 February 2013 11:35
Davenport, IA- The German American Heritage Center is Celebrating Richard Wagner with a program by Don Wooten on Sunday, February 17th at 2pm. Don will explore the scandalous life and revolutionary works of Richard Wagner, along with comments on the ways directors have struggled to bring his plots and characters to life on the stage.

2013 is the 200th anniversary of this German composer, theatre director, and conductor known primarily for his operas. Come for a lively discussion and presentation!

The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 W 2nd St. Davenport, Ia. Admission is $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children, and free for members. For more information, contact Kelly at 563-322-8844 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Family Museum to Host VIP Opening for Phase II of $1.3 Million Renovation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 10:06

Bettendorf — On Friday, February 15, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 pm, the Family Museum will host a grand opening of Fox Hollow, the Town Square and Farm exhibit gallery, for Family Museum members and VIP guests. This invitation-only event celebrates the completion of Phase II of a $1.3 million renovation. Members of the media are welcome to attend, and they may bring members of their immediate families if they wish. The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, February 16.

There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30 pm sharp with the assistance of our Honorary Mayor of the Day, Payton, age 5. Payton and five other area children were winners of a drawing at the Family Museum to choose a mayor and five ribbon cutters for the VIP event. Mayor and ribbon cutters may be available for interviews prior to gallery opening depending on parent approval. Media is welcome to arrive early.

The Family Museum has completely transformed the Museum galleries with Fox Hollow, a friendly community where visitors can chat with a neighbor, shop for groceries, work in a garden, play in a treehouse, or wave to the mail carrier. Fox Hollow includes familiar features of everyday life, such as park benches, a streetlight, a grocery store, and a fire engine. The new cityscape will include a Post Office, Fire Station, Shoe Store, Ice Cream Stand, Pizza Parlor, Vet Clinic, and Harvest Market. At each location a friendly face greets visitors to tell them a little bit about their job. Penny the Mail Carrier loves to meet people in her community on her mail route, Sal the Pizza Man enjoys making fresh pizza for families, and Farmer George encourages kids to pick produce and help take care of the farm animals.

In the center of the Town Square is a large interactive kinetic sculpture designed and built by KidZibits out of Minneapolis. Guests can maneuver metal balls through the use of hand cranks up to the top of the structure where the balls then travel down ramps, spirals, and curves as the balls roll and ding and hit obstacles.

The majority of the renovation was completed by Exhibit Concepts out of Vandalia, Ohio (near Dayton). A representative will be on hand to answer questions at the opening event.

Fox Hollow encourages children to interact with the environment and to learn through exploration and play. Fox Hollow is a reflection of the Quad City community with its friendly people, bountiful resources, and iconic river way. The Family Museum staff would like to thank the community that inspired Fox Hollow and made this renovation a reality.

This Family Museum renovation has been made possible through the generosity of the following organizations: City of Bettendorf, Scott County Board of Supervisors, State of Iowa – Vision Iowa CAT Grant, Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, Alcoa Foundation, Scott County Regional Authority, Riverboat Development Authority, Modern Woodmen of America, Dorothea LeClair Bequest, Family Museum Foundation, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, 3M Foundation, Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, and Grainger.

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Egg-cellent Cookery Class PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 09:36
Don't miss this chance to learn to make delicious delights with eggs for your family and friends! Sunday, March 17th Chef Bud Benson will be teaching us in a fun-filled workshop. $10 members and $15 non-members. Materials provided, class size limit is 20! Sign up now!
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When
Sunday March 17, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM CDT
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Where
German American Heritage Center
712 W Second Street
Davenport, IA 52802

 
Basket weaving workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Friday, 08 February 2013 15:51
Greetings!

Join Tracy Welch of Basket Werks as she teaches us how to weave beautiful Easter baskets just in time for spring! Sign up now, class limit is 10! Class is $10 for members and $15 for non-members with an additional $10 materials fee!

When
Sunday March 10, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM CDT
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Where
German American Heritage Center
712 W Second Street
Davenport, IA 52802
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What's Happening at the Putnam Museum in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 08:20

COMING SOON!


Ghostbusters

February 7 - TOMORROW!
6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Who ya gonna' call? Ghostbusters! Make slime and take a shot at busting some ghosts! $1.00 select candy all night. Beer, wine, and frozen drinks available.
You don't want to miss out!



Flight of the Butterflies 3D
MEMBER PREVIEW

February 10
2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Click here for more information on the member preview!

New members call (563) 324-1933 ext 219 for a special member code! Current members, use the member code that is listed on the invite that was mailed to you. Not a member? Join Today



The Sting

February 14 - NEXT WEEK!
6 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.

Music, trivia and a special "mob" photo opportunity will be offered that night.  $1.00 select candy all night. Beer, wine, and frozen drinks available.



6th Annual Quad City Engineering and Science Council and the American Society of Civil Engineers Battle of the Bridges Competition!

 

Coming to the Putnam in February is the 6th Annual Battle of the Bridges Competition! This is a construction competition between teams of 1-4 people who spend 3 hours designing and building a model bridge which is then tested for structural efficiency in the Grand Lobby. On Friday, February 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. the session has high school teams. On Saturday, February 9 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. the session has elementary and middle school, college and family. The public is invited to view this competition for free located in the Putnam's Grand Lobby area.

The event is sponsored by the Quad City Engineering and Science Council and the American Society of Civil

 
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