November 1 – Stories from the Wall: A community round table discussion led by Nick Pitz and Michael Hustedde at the German American Heritage Center at 2:00 p.m. Come share your memories and experiences of the Berlin Wall or learn from those who were there. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport. Parking is in the lot behind the museum. $5/Adult, $4/Senior, $3/Child (5-17), free for GAHC members. For more information please email email@example.com, visit www.gahc.org, or call (563) 322-8844.
November 2 – ’48ers: A Program on the 1848 revolutions in Germany by Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann at the German American Heritage Center at 2:00 p.m. Learn about this unique group of individuals who emigrated from Europe in the late 1840s and early 1850s after fighting unsuccessfully with both pen and sword for liberty, democracy, and national unity. Many immigrated to Scott County, Iowa and introduced their beliefs and intellectual ideas into the state of Iowa. Admission $5/Adult, $4/Senior, $3/Child, and free for GAHC members. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the building. For more information please call (563) 322-8844 or visit www.gahc.org.
November 3 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Annual Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 702 W. 35th Street, Davenport. Registration is required for dinner. At 7:00 p.m. Brian “Fox” Ellis will perform “Portrayal of Steamboat Captain Henry Detweiller”. More information to be announced.
November 6 – The Rock Island Historical Society monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Veranda Room of the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie Street on the Rock Island Arsenal. The menu for dinner is Mixed Green Salad with Dried Fruits and a Cranberry Vinaigrette, Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans with Pumpkin Pie for dessert. All dinners include rolls, bread sticks, coffee, tea, and water. The total cost is $14.00/person including tip and tax. This event is open to both members and non-members. Interested persons may choose to attend only the Program Portion of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at no cost. Guest speaker will be Drew Horvath discussing some of the historic efforts that have been conducted by an organization in the Department of Defense called JPAC (formally CILHI). This joint unit deploys small teams all over the world as part of its mission to locate, recover, identify unaccounted-for Americans from our nations past conflicts. Reservations are required. Please call Monica (563) 650-4349 or Linda (563) 355-6165 or email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are due by noon on Monday, November 3rd. To cancel reservations the deadline is noon on November 3rd. After that time, individuals are responsible to pay for the meals reserved. For further information, please contact Kris Leinicke at (309) 782-3518. When entering the Rock Island Arsenal, individuals 16 and older must have a United States photo I.D. present. Please tell the guard you are attending an event at the Clubhouse. The Davenport Gate is closed during this time so please use the Rock Island or Moline gates to enter the island.
November 7 - Sweet Plantain will perform at Fridays at the Deere-Wiman House at 3:00 p.m. This string quartet fuses western classical traditions with hip-hop, jazz, and Latin rhythms. The Deere-Wiman House is located at 817 11th Avenue, Moline, IL. Admission is free with refreshments following. This series is funded by the William Butterworth Foundation and the Quad Cities Arts Visiting Artist Series. For more information, please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com.
November 8 - Family History Center Classes for 2014 – Passenger Lists Class from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Family History Center is located at 4929 Wisconsin Avenue, Davenport. Classes are open to the public and there is no registration or fee. For more information please contact (563) 386-7547.
November 8 – Gingerbread & Paper craft Workshops with Connie from House on the Hill at the German American Heritage Center. Paper casting with Springerle molds to make holiday cards workshop from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Each participant will make one holiday card. Gingerbread baking workshop using mold techniques from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Both classes require pre-registration. Each workshop is $20 for GAHC members and $25 for non-members. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the museum. To register please call (563) 322-8844. Visit www.gahc.org or email email@example.com for more information. To see Connie’s work please visit http://houseonthehill.net/.
November 10 - Rock Island Illinois Genealogical Society annual dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. This event will be held at the Quad City Botanical Center located at 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL. For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbgsrim/calendar-of-events/calendar.html.
November 12 – Ralph Troll will speak on the Holocaust at the Port Byron Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the River Valley District Library. Everyone is invited to attend. The library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
November 14 – Historian Jeff Mishur will present Art of Sport: Paintings and Sculptures of Athletes in Action at 7:00 p.m. at the Butterworth Center. This slide lecture will cover 5th Century BCE up through the modernist period. The Butterworth Center is located at 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL. There is no charge for admission. Refreshments follow. This event is funded by the William Butterworth Foundation. For more information, please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com.
November 16 – Dr. Bill Roba will present Schleswig-Holstein: Turmoil on the Border at 2:00 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center. Join Scott Community College Professor Dr. Roba speak on the region’s history and major impact on immigration to Iowa. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the building. This program is supported by Humanities Iowa. For more information please contact (563) 322-8844 or visit www.gahc.org.
November 23 – George Eaton, ASC historian from the Rock Island Arsenal will speak on The World War I Christmas Truce of 1914: A Military Perspective at 2:00 p.m. the German American Heritage Center located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport. parking is in the lot behind the museum. For more information please call (563) 322-8844 or visit www.gahc.org.
November 24 – The River Valley 150th Anniversary Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:00 p.m. at River Valley District Library to discuss Civil War events from November 1864. Topics include Lincoln wins another term, Republicans gain House crushing Confederate hopes, Sherman begins March to Sea, Confederates start 19 fires in New York City using “Greek Fire”, the bloodbath of Franklin, the Sand Creek Massacre, and more. The Library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL. Everyone is invited to attend. Come listen or join in the discussion.
December 1 – Scott County Genealogical Society Monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Film Room of the Davenport Public Library – Main Street Branch. Topics include exploring the new SCIGS website and sharing favorite web pages. The Main Stree branch is located at 321 Main Street, Davenport. Parking around the building or in the lot at the corner of 4th and Brady Streets. Anyone interested is invited to attend.
December 6 – The Gold Coast 2014 High Tea with one seating at 11:30 a.m. at the Henry Frahm/Dr. Carl Matthey house located at 321 W. 6th Street, Davenport. The cost is $35/person Early Bird pricing through October 25, 2014, also for Red Hat Members and +60 Members. For other participants, the price is $40. For more information or reservations please go to www.davenportgoldcoast.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 6 – Andover Christmas Walk in Andover, IL from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. This family festive event includes the Jenny Lind Chapel located at 6th and Oak Streets in Andover.
December 7 – Zither Holiday Music & Peace Candle Ceremony featuring Kurt von Eckroth & Jeff Palenik with guests from Wisconsin and the German American Heritage Center’s Davenport Zither Ensemble. The event will be held at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 2363 West 3rd Street, Davenport at 2:00 p.m. A suggested donation of $5. For more information please visit www.gahc.org.
December 7 – 19th Century Christmas at the Butterworth Center, Deere-Wiman House, Butterworth Education Center, and Deere-Wiman Carriage House from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. This festive and fun event is filled with traditional family activities. Join us for holiday decorations and family crafts at the Butterworth Center, 1105 – 8th Street, and the Deere-Wiman House, 817 – 11th Avenue, in Moline, IL. For more information, please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com for more in-depth details including Santa’s visit.
December 10 – 44th Annual Joy of Christmas Walk with Augustana College at 7:30 p.m. This event starts at the Augustana Lutheran Church, 628 6th Street in Andover, IL and ends at the candle-lit historic Jenny Lind Chapel at 6th and Oak Streets. Students and faculty from Augustana College add music to the event. For more information please contact (309) 521-8127 or visit http://helios.augustana.edu/jlc/index.html.
December 13 – The German American Heritage Center Bus Trip to see The Christmas Schooner Musical in Chicago at the Mercury Theater. The bus will leave at 7:00 a.m. Lunch on your own at Water Tower Place. 3:00 p.m. Matinee performance. Depart Chicago at 5:30 with dinner at your cost en route. Tickets $100/GAHC member or $115/non-member. Registration by November 15th. To register or more information please call (563) 322-8844.
December 25 – 164th Annual Julotta at Augustana Church at 6:30 a.m. The choir anthem is in Swedish and the sermon in English. Augustana Church is located at 328 6th Street in Andover, IL. Please visit http://helios.augustana.edu/jlc/index.html for more information.
January 14 – Lawrence Bay will speak on “It Started in the Quad Cities: Sliced Bread, Chiropractic Medicine, Innovations in Farm and Construction Equipment, and more.” at the Port Byron Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the River Valley District Library. Everyone is invited to attend. The library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
February 11 - Outgoing President Lawrence Bay will speak program highlights over the past two years at the Port Byron Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the River Valley District Library. Everyone is invited to attend. The library is located at 214 S. Main Street, Port Byron, IL. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.