DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 1, 2022) — The media are invited to the private opening of Anne Frank: A History for Today on Thursday, September 1, 6PM, at the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport, Iowa. Light refreshments will be served.

Program presenters will have tables showcasing their events, performances, and activities. An event calendar can be found at outofdarknessqc.com/programs.

Speakers who are connected to the Holocaust will share their stories, in person or virtually, starting at 6:20PM, as part of the evening’s program.

At 7:15PM, guests will gather at the exhibit entrance for short remarks and a ribbon-cutting ceremony that includes the cutting of barbed wire. A mezuzah will be affixed to the entrance of the exhibit during the ceremony. A mezuzah is a piece of parchment contained inside a decorative case and inscribed with specific Hebrew verses from the Torah. These verses consist of the Jewish prayer beginning with the phrase: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.” A mezuzah is traditionally affixed to the doorpost of Jewish homes, synagogues and other buildings.

Logos for Out of Darkness can be found at https://bit.ly/3AVQtSj.


Augustana College

Ballet Quad Cities

Black Box Theatre

Danville Station Museum

Figge Art Museum

German American Heritage Center

Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities

Iowa Jewish Historical Society

Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities

Moline Public Library

Nahant Marsh

National Czech and Slovak Museum

Putnam Museum and Science Center

Quad City Botanical Center

Quad City Symphony Orchestra

Rock Island Public Library

St. Ambrose University

University of Iowa



Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today is a collaborative effort of cultural organizations, educators, libraries, and sponsors working together to promote dignity, diversity, equity, democratic values, human rights, and the power of the human spirit that are so badly needed today.

The project includes programming at various venues through 2022. Through music and art, lectures andmovies, dance and exhibits, we learn from the past.

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