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Hands on History: An Interactive Family Tour at Brucemore PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Monday, 20 August 2012 08:22

Bring the whole family on the Hands on History: An Interactive Family Tour of the Brucemore gardens, grounds, and Mansion, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. Participants will learn about the daily lives of children and families in Victorian America while touring the estate, practicing etiquette of the era, and creating a craft project.

Tickets for Brucemore members are $10 per adult and $5 per child or $12 for non-member adults and $7 per child.  Space is limited; purchase tickets by visiting www.brucemore.org or calling (319) 362-7375. Family programming at Brucemore is sponsored by US Bank.

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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Gallery Opening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Meghan Hollister   
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:27

Figuratively Speaking, a gallery opening featuring the work of eight local artists in a wide variety of media including stop-motion animation, painting, and illustration, will take place at the Phoenix Art Gallery in Moline, IL. 

The gallery opening will be held on Friday, August 24 from 6pm until 10pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided

 
Film showing in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Monday, 13 August 2012 12:37
Davenport, IA- The German American Heritage Center will host Bob King of the Classic Film Society as he introduces us to a classic 16mm film, “The State of Scott” on Saturday, August 18th at 2pm. The showing will be at the Center, located at 712 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA. The admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children ages 5-17. Members are free. This program is part of our celebration of beer during our exhibition Suds! which runs through October 28th.

The “Free and Independent State of Scott” celebrations had their roots in the Iowa temperance movement of the late 1880s. Davenport did not support the state’s efforts to pass a prohibition amendment, due to the large number of taverns and breweries in Scott County. The Kohler and Lange Brewery of Davenport filed suit when prohibition was passed in 1882, overturning the amendment on a technicality.

Seventy years later, the Davenport Chamber of Commerce decided to hold ‘State of Scott’ celebrations as part of a three year program to promote the city to both residents and tourists. These celebrations, which were held in 1946, 1947, and 1948, included parades, fireworks, beauty contests, and even the election of a ‘Governor’ and the appointment of ‘Senators” from Scott County towns. The “State of Scott” film depicts these activities as well as views of the city from another time. For more information on this program contact Kelly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-322-8844.

 
Festival of Wreaths PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bartenhagen   
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:54

 
Sean Casey and the TIV come to the Putnam! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenna Smith   
Friday, 10 August 2012 08:02

Sean Casey and the Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) will be at the Putnam Museum on August 18! Sean Casey is a professional storm chaser who appears in the reality television series Storm Chasers. Casey is also the filmmaker of Tornado Alley 3D – a film that the Putnam Museum will begin playing on August 18! In Tornado Alley 3D with the TIV, Casey captures inside footage that no one else has ever had!

Want to win a ride in the TIV, here’s how!

Spot the sticker and win a ride in the Tornado Intercept Vehicle at the Putnam Museum!

Snap a picture wherever you see an “I BRAKE FOR WIND” sticker and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

Remember to include:

·         Your name

·         Where you found it

·         The 4-digit number on the sticker

Stickers are placed at different location throughout the community so keep an eye out! The person who find the most stickers by August 15 will win a ride in the Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) with Sean Casey, star of Storm Chasers and Tornado Alley 3D!

Win tickets to watch Tornado Alley 3D with Storm Team 8!

Win tickets to see the 10 a.m. showing on Saturday, August 18 with the Storm Team 8 meteorologists! 50 winners will be selected to receive 4 tickets to the show and one lucky viewer will win a ride in the Tornado Intercept Vehicle!

Deadline for entry is Sunday, August 12! Meet the Storm Team 8 meteorologists and enjoy the film which “reveals the beauty and the power of some of our planet’s most extreme—and least understood—weather phenomena.”

For more information or to entry to win, visit WQAD’s Facebook page.

One time only events! Don’t miss out!

TIV Challenge: build and test!

Register today for the ultimate tornado challenge on August 18! From Noon – 2 p.m. participants will build their own TIV and learn about engineering design in the process! Then it’s time to put your TIV to the test with a crush, drop and water test to see if it can remain undamaged!

Are you up for the TIV challenge? Do you think your TIV can pass the tests?  Register today; call 563-324-1933 ext. 219. This is not a drop-off program. Registration is required, per team (1-4 members allowed) $8 members, 10 non-members.

Sean Casey, star of Storm Chasers and Tornado Alley 3D, and the TIV will be at the Putnam during this exciting challenge! This is a one time only event, don’t miss out!

Meet and greet with Sean Casey and the TIV!

Meet and greet as well as photo-opportunities with Sean Casey and TIV will be available on Saturday, August 18 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, August 19 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.!

River Bandits Game on August 18!

Sean Casey will be at the 7 p.m. game to throw the first pitch! Don’t miss out! For more information on this event please contact the Quad City River Bandits.

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