Fundraiser will support Museum’s education programming and preservation work


DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 4, 2019) — The Putnam invites friends and neighbors to swill hooch, devour hors d’oeuvres, and Lindy Hop the night away during a ‘20s-themed Putnam Gala, Saturday, November 9, 6-10PM.

Decadence on Division Street: Putnam’s Prohibition Party is a festive fundraiser dedicated to preserving the Quad Cities’ past while funding the future of the Putnam’s education programming and preservation work.

“The Putnam Museum and Science Center is an iconic institution that has proudly served the Quad Cities for over 150 years,” Putnam President and CEO Rachael Mullins said. “This event celebrates the role of the Putnam in preserving the treasures and stories of our past and harnessing the power of science to challenge visitors and tens of thousands of area students to imagine a better world and their place in it.”

During the event, guests will enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from the museum’s makeshift speakeasy. Visitors will take part in live and silent auctions, Fund-a-Need and more. Period attire is highly encouraged.

Tickets are $75 or $600 for a table of 8.

Guests may register at For more information, contact Michele Darland at 563-336-7295 or

Decadence on Division Street is generously sponsored by WQAD. Additional support is provided by Thunder Bay Grille, Shared IT, Inc, Valley Construction, Ruhl and Ruhl Realtors, and Iowa American Water.


About the Putnam

The Putnam has been inspiring ideas, dialogue, and interaction among people of all ages for 150 years. And today, we’re better than ever with hands-on fun for the whole family. Launch rockets or interact with a robot in the Science Center, “touch the untouchable” in the Augmented Reality Experience, visit our famous mummies in Unearthing Ancient Egypt, climb into a tree house in Black Earth | Big River or go back in time to see our region’s history in River, Prairie, and People. Also experience internationally-recognized traveling exhibits or take in a movie in the GIANT Screen Theater with a screen towering six stories tall. Our welcoming team is dedicated to helping you discover and explore in a friendly and engaging place.

For more information about current and upcoming events, exhibits and movies, visit

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