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.
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
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.