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Written by Stephen Mohr   
Monday, 31 January 2011 16:43

“Full Steam Ahead!” is the theme of a free family day workshop happening this Saturday, February 5th, at the Figge Art Museum from Noon until 3:00 P. M. Bring your children or grandchildren to this fun family event to celebrate the special exhibition, “Tracks: The Railroad in Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection”.  Storytellers will charm participants with railroad stories and musicians will entertain with popular songs inspired by the life and work on the railway. Learn more about rail travel with the “Explore and Learn More” gallery searches and visit the studios to create art projects inspired by locomotives and the railway. The museum will also present three showings of the silent film classic “The Great Train Robbery” in the John Deere Auditorium and at 2:30 P.M. Heritage Documentaries Inc. will present the film “Rock Island Trail” with a brief introduction and slideshow on the film’s 1950 premiere in the Quad Cities.

The Figge Arts Café will be open and will provide a family-friendly menu from 11:30 to 2:30 P.M. For more information and museum hours, contact the Figge at 563.326.7804 or visit

“Full Steam Ahead!” at the Figge is sponsored by John Deere.


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