DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 15, 2019) — Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of World War II by joining Kevin Braafladt, the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, in exploring the history of the momentous invasion of Europe on Normandy Beach and the subsequent Battle of Normandy. One of the most widely-known battles from World War II, the battle at Normandy Beach required strategic planning and cooperation between the Allied forces.

Join historian Dr William Roba on Wednesday, May 22, 6:30PM, at Main (321 Main St) as he explores the life of Davenporter Charles A Ficke and his many contributions to the civic and cultural character of the Quad-Cities, including his gift of rare-books and manuscripts to the Davenport Public Library and the founding of the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery (Figge Art Museum).

This event is FREE and open to the public.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 2, 2019) — Join us for a walking tour of historic Oakdale Memorial Gardens in Davenport on May 25, 1PM. Established in 1856, this cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 17, 2019) — Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy during World War II by joining Kevin Braafladt, as the Army Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock Island Arsenal, in discussing the turning of the tide in the Pacific theatre and the Battle of Midway. The lecture will be held Wednesday, May 8, at 2PM at Eastern, 6000 Eastern Ave. 

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 5, 2019) — Join us Sunday, April 28, 3-8PM, at the Main Library’s Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center (321 Main St) for Spring Genealogy Night. Come and research after hours, meet other genealogists, get tips and tricks, and eat dinner.

We will be focusing on the information learned the most recent RICIGS/SCIGS Conference. Cost is $10. Registration is recommended.

For more information and to sign-up, call 563-326-7902.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 14, 2019) — Struggling to decipher an ancestor letter or vital record? Join us every Thursday in April beginning April 4 at 5:30PM at Main (321 Main St.) for Paleography Thursdays! Learn basic techniques to improve your paleography, or the study of old handwriting. With this skill, you will be able to read genealogy texts with ease.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 13, 2019) — Delve into the history of the book with Daniel Marcel La Corte on Saturday, March 23, at 2PM at Main (321 Main St). La Corte will explore the book from a historian's perspective. This presentation is associated with the Traveling History of the Book Exhibit.