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Written by Kelly Lao   
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:13

The Quad City Heritage League presents
Greta Nettleton
author & historian of
The Quack's Daughter:
A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl

Ms. Nettleton will give a program about her on-going research into her family's history. Earlier this year she published The Quack's Daughter: A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl, the story of her great-grandmother, Cora Keck.

After discovering a trunk of family correspondence and papers, Ms. Nettleton's wanted to learn more about her family's history. Her research led her to write and publish The Quack's Daughter about Cora and her mother Dr. Rebecca J. Keck.

In 1884, Cora was sent east from Davenport to attend Vassar to elevate her family's social status. Her improbable educational opportunity turned into an enthralling journey of self-discovery as she struggled to meet the high standards in Vassar's School of Music.

Ms. Nettleton will be in the Quad Cities to continue researching her family's history and is currently focused on her great-great-grandmother, Dr. Rebecca J. Keck. Dr. Keck was a successful patent medicine entrepreneur and self-made millionaire.

For more about Ms. Nettleton and her book, see

This program is free and open to the public!
Admission to the program does not include the museum exhibits at the German American Heritage Center. Regular admission rates apply at $5 for adults, $4 seniors, and $3 kids and free for members of GAHC.

German American Heritage Center
For more information on this program, contact Kelly at 563-322-8844 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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