Mr. Jefferson will be speaking on the importance of maintaining history as a primary subject to be learned. Mr. Jefferson is portrayed by Bill Barker, who has been bringing this Founding Father to life for over 30 years. Mr. Barker appears regularly at Colonial Williamsburg, and has performed as Jefferson at Monticello, The White House, the Palace of Versailles, and throughout the United States, Great Britain and France. You may also recognize him as the face of Thomas Jefferson in the Visitor's Center videos at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.
Cost for the event is $5.00 per person, which includes light refreshments, time for questions and answers, and the unique opportunity to meet Mr. Jefferson. Call 563-324-1944 to reserve your seat!
The Putnam wishes to thank the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Iowa Society of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America for making Mr. Jefferson's visit possible.
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - 1:00 & 7:00pm
Presented by Gray Warriner
Hawaii is one of America's hot spots, but so are the frozen summits of the Aleutian Islands, and high, alpine parklands in the Pacific Northwest. Yellowstone's famous geysers and hot springs and the largest rapid in Arizona's Grand Canyon share something in common: volcanism! High, violent volcanoes punctuate the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Mountains. Life is returning to the base of Mt. St. Helens, but its 1980 eruption still scars the land. Visit the spectacular, towering giants along America's ring of fire: Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood and Mt. Shasta. Hike to the desolate, sulfur-scarred landscape of Mt. Lassen's 'Bumpass Hell', where the inferno that powered its last eruption still lurks below the surface.
To register for World Adventure Series films, fill out this form and return or mail it to: 

Putnam Museum & Science Center
1717 W. 12th St. Davenport, IA 52804

Or call to register at 563-324-1933

Experience first hand the regional and national impact created by the Jewish community of the Quad Cities including contributions in the arts, business and much more. Artifacts and stories from the local Jewish population paint a picture of religious and everyday life and a sense of how we can relate with our neighbors throughout their history in the Quad Cities.

Sponsors: Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Rauch Family Foundation II, Illinois Humanities and Humanities Iowa

This program is supported by Humanities Iowa, Illinois Humanities, the Illinois General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of the supporting agencies.

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Everyone's favorite event is back! Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the 6 DAY ONLY event!
This exciting evening starts with a screening of a documentary that has never before been seen on the Putnam's National Geographic GIANT Screen. No one will know what movie they will see until it is being played that night. After the film, everyone in the audience will get the opportunity to become a "critic" by rating their experience. The film that scores the highest will be brought back for a full run on the National Geographic GIANT Screen in 2016.

A bonus to the 2015 version of Everyone's A Critic is Linda Cook, a professional critic with the Quad-City Times and a regular contributor on Paula Sands Live. At various shows Linda will give tips on being a critic and what to look for while watching a film. All Putnam audience "critic" reviews will be sent to the films' documentary producers to provide them with audience perspective.
Admission is $7.00 for all ages and includes the film, a small popcorn and small soda.
Don't miss this chance to be the first to see and rate a film never before seen at the Putnam. Register online early before seats sell out!
SHOWTIMES
Tuesdays starting October 20 - December at 6:00 & 7:15PM
Except November 10
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Dynamic Demos!
Friday, September 25
Extended Hours 5:00 - 9:00pm

Join us at the Putnam Museum & Science Center for our extended hour evenings with your family and friends! Explore the museum, learn about history and discover all there is to see and do! Experience hands-on fun for everyone in our interactive Science Center, catch a film on the National Geographic GIANT Screen and enjoy the fun science events of the night!

Quad Cities
Jewish Heritage
Opening Friday, Sept. 11 - Jan. 2016
Experience first hand the regional and national impact created by the Jewish community of the Quad Cities including contributions in the arts, business and much more. Artifacts and stories from the local Jewish population paint a picture of religious and everyday life and a sense of how we can relate with our neighbors throughout their history in the Quad Cities.
Sponsors:
Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Rauch Family Foundation II, Illinois Humanities and Humanities Iowa

This program is supported by Humanities Iowa, Illinois Humanities, the Illinois General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of the supporting agencies.

 

World Adventure Series 2015 - 2016:
Indelible India and Tall Nepal
Tuesday, Sept. 15
1:00 & 7:00pm**
Presented by Marcie Siegel
This timely travelogue will be about my trip to Northern India and Nepal in February and March of this year. Some of my experiences were as I expected, but others were unique. My talk will include some of each. Current information that will show the after-effects of the earthquakes Nepal experienced in April are included.
**THIS EVENT WILL HAVE INDIAN INSPIRED HORS D'OEUVRES AT 6:30PM

To register for World Adventure Series films, fill out this form and return or mail it to: 

Putnam Museum & Science Center
1717 W. 12th St. Davenport, IA 52804

River to River:
Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6
Thursday, Sept. 17
7:00pm
What do Bonnie & Clyde, Jesse James, and the secret author of Nancy Drew® stories have in common? U.S. Route 6 in Iowa takes two-lane motorists from Davenport on the Mississippi to Council Bluffs on the Missouri. Built in one day by 10,000 farmers and businesses across the state, Iowa's Route 6 is part of the second longest historical transcontinental highway in America. River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 guides viewers on a nostalgic classic car journey through yesterday's soda shops, filling stations, general stores, drive-ins, and roadside attractions.  Experience the sights and sounds, the people and the places that the four-lanes have forgotten...before they are gone forever.
River to River is a documentary by Emmy® nominated and award-winning filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films in the Quad Cities. The film was inspired by the Historic Highway 6 research and photography of David W. Darby and funded in part by grants from Humanities Iowa, Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area and the National Endowment for the Humanities through the documentary's fiscal sponsor, The Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.

Q&A with the filmmakers and others will follow the film presentation.

Tiny Giants 3D
Beginning Friday, Sept. 25
In an adventure of giant proportions, Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest of animals. Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences are transported in a very intimate way into another world to experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive.
A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona's scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Only by using their ingenious superpowers can our heroes not only stay alive, but also become masters of their universe.
Family Science Night
Friday, Sept. 25
Extended Hours 5:00 - 9:00pm
Come visit the Putnam Museum & Science Center during our extended hours Friday, September 11 from 5:00 - 9:00pm with your family!
Experience the impressive manufacturing and weaponry innovations made in our own backyard from the Rock Island Arsenal in Arsenal of Innovation Exhibit, learn about the major influence of a small group in the Quad Cities Jewish Heritage Exhibit, check out the new film Tiny Giants 3D on the National Geographic GIANT Screen, and discover inspiring, hands-on fun for everyone in our Science Center.
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There is still plenty of time to register for after school and weekend programs!

Grades 4 - 8*
$80 per Pro Series  |  $72 (Members)

Pro Series meets weekly for 6 weeks Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.
*Current grade to participate in the after school series. No classes during the week of Nov. 22.

Six weeks of exciting hands-on learning that allow youth to dive deep into innovating concepts!
Putnam Programmers Pro I
Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Sept. 15 through Oct. 20
Saturdays, 1 - 2:30pm, Oct. 24 through Dec. 5 (No Class Nov 28)
Become a programming wizard! Learn how to program your own video games and animations with Scratch, your very own Minecraft-like environment with Blockly and more.
Robo Engineers Pro
Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Sept. 17 through Oct. 22
New to robotics? No problem! Engineer, build and program the new EV3Mindstorms LEGO kit with us. By the end of this six-week session participants will hold their own mini- robotics competition on a custom LEGO competition field.
DIY Makers Pro
Saturdays, 1 - 2:30pm, Sept. 12 through Oct 17
Sew, solder and more! Use your techy and creative sides at the same time. Combine electronics with crafty DIY projects to bring normal objects to life with elaborate LEDs and vinyl stickers that you design and print yourself in our FabLab.
Putnam Programmers II
Tuesday, 4 - 5:30pm, Oct. 27 through Dec. 8 (No Class Nov. 24)
Learn how to program your own graphics and games in Python! This six-week session will teach the basic syntax for the Python programming language. No previous programming experience required. Ability to type with two-hands is highly recommended.
Media Mixers Pro
Thursdays, 4 - 5:30pm, Oct. 29 through Dec. 10 (No Class Nov 26)
Create your own storytelling media. Learn how to illustrate your own digital graphics, build your own camera, and create audio music files. Combine these skills to create a 21st century storytelling experience.
Register online: putnam.org/Calendar or email Alice Loff, Group Sales Coordinator at aloff@putnam.org.

Register online: putnam.org/Calendar or call (563) 324-1933

See the summer's biggest movie on the Quad Cities' biggest screen! Playing Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August 29th at 6:15pm and Sunday, August 30th at 12:30pm, catch the latest installment of the Jurassic Park series at the Putnam's National Geographic GIANT Screen Theater.
JURASSIC WORLD 3D
About the film: Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus Rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, it's up to a former military man and animal expert (Chris Pratt) to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.
Special ticket pricing applies for this film:
Adults - $12.50
Seniors, College Students and Military - $11.00
Youth (ages 3-18) - $9.00.

Putnam and FunBundle Members receive $1 off stated pricing.

Tickets are available at the Putnam's ticketing counters, over the phone by calling (563) 324-1933, or buy online!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
Join us for our annual Monarch Workshop Day Packages are $11 per person and include :

Butterfly Care Workshop 10:30am, 11:30am, or 1pm

Butterfly Themed Crafts and Activities 10am-2pm

Monarch Butterfly Slideshow 12:15pm

Flight of the Butterflies 3D in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater
11:30am, 1pm, or 2pm

One caterpillar to take home - don't forget to bring a glass jar!
Workshop only tickets are available at $3 a person. Extra Caterpillars are $3 each.
Flight of the Butterflies 3D
Flight of the Butterflies in 3D is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It's about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.

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Putnam Museum | 1717 W 12th St | Davenport | IA | 52804 | 563.324.1933Putnam.org

This camp is an exciting, engaging experience for your young innovator. Fun, imaginative sessions including LEGO robotics, a Giant Screen 3D film, the opportunity to create and learn side by side with engineering students from Iowa State University and Quad City Professional Engineers and much more await your camper! Don't miss out on one of the area's most popular summer programs!

Choose one of the following days:
July 27 or July 28 for Grades 4 - 6
July 29 for Grades 2-3
July 30 for GIRLS ONLY grades 4 - 8
July 31 for Grades 7-8
$40 Camp fee includes lunch and a t-shirt.
Space is limited - Register today!
Click here or call Alice Loff at 563-324-7296.

Sponsored in-part by: Iowa State University College of Engineering and Quad City Engineering and Science Council.

**Please note that Engineering Camps end at 3pm-no before or after care available this week.

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