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Quad Cities Civil War Legacy Conference

Quad Cities Civil War Legacy Conference

Location: Main Street Library, Film Room
Time: 9 – 12 & 1:30 – 4

Register early by calling (563) 326-7902



When most people imagine the Civil War, it is doubtful they think of the Quad Cities area. Contrary to what most people believe, the Quad Cities area has a rich Civil War history. Davenport Public Library’s Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center has organized an all day event to inform the public about the Quad Cities role during the Civil War. Join us on Saturday, October 18, for the first program of its kind – “The Quad Cities Civil War Legacy Conference.” The conference is broken into three enticing lectures by Civil War scholars and experts who are specialists in their fields, and have never before been assembled together for one event. Sheila Hanke and Laura Ramirez of the State Historical Society of Iowa will present “Honor the Colors: Iowa’s Civil War Battle Flags.”  Kris Gayman Leinicke, Director of the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, will present “The Rock Island Arsenal & the War of Rebellion.” This program highlights the Civil War prison camp that was located at the Arsenal.  Following the presentations, attendees will be invited to use the primary and secondary research materials available in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Newest to the collection is microfilm of the Iowa Adjutant General’s Volunteer Enlistment Papers for the state of Iowa.


Registration is just $10, and includes light refreshments. Advance registration is available at, or interested parties can register the day of the event, beginning at 8:30 am. Seating is limited. Programs begin at 9:00 am, and all attendees arriving before 9:30 should enter through the Library’s 4th Street door. This program is made possible by a George P. McClelland Legacy Grant received from the Tawani Foundation. For more information, call the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at 563-326-7902.

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