Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2016

July

July 2 – “Historic Third Street Walking Tour” hosted by the German American Heritage Center at 10:30 a.m. Come join this walking tour to learn about the roots, heritage, and history of our city. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cost is $5 per person, including GAHC members. All ages are welcome. Please dress comfortably, bring water, and be prepared to walk and stand for the duration of the tour including up and down some hills and stairs. This fun tour will provide you with insight into the residential and business influence of the many Germans who helped make Davenport great. For more information, please visit www.gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844, or visit our Facebook page. This tour will be held every Saturday through August 13th.

July 9 – “Historic Third Street Walking Tour” hosted by the German American Heritage Center at 10:30 a.m. Come join this walking tour to learn about the roots, heritage, and history of our city. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cost is $5 per person, including GAHC members. All ages are welcome. Please dress comfortably, bring water, and be prepared to walk and stand for the duration of the tour including up and down some hills and stairs. This fun tour will provide you with insight into the residential and business influence of the many Germans who helped make Davenport great. For more information, please visit www.gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844, or visit our Facebook page. This tour will be held every Saturday through August 13th.

July 10 – “The Kohrs and Frye Families” program presented at 2:00 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center. This program will be presented by Humanities Iowa scholar Dr. William Roba. Come learn about these two Quad Cities families who started here and went west to make their fortunes. The Kohrs family had a meat packing plant in Davenport and the Frye family now has a museum in Seattle dedicated to American, German, and French paintings. For more information on the program, please call (563) 322-8844, or visit www.gahc.org or the GAHC Facebook page. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street in Davenport with parking in the lot behind the building.

July 13 – Entertainer Leonardo will be giving a free family-friendly outdoor concert on the lawn at the Deere-Wiman House at 6:30 p.m. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. Picnic suppers are allowed. In case of bad weather, the concert will be held indoors at the Deere-Wiman Carriage House. For more information about Leonardo please visit his website at www.leonardomusic.com. The Deere-Wiman House is located at 817 11th Avenue, Moline. This event is funded by the William Butteworth Foundation. 2016 Programs at Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the William Butterworth Foundation created by Katherine Deere Butterworth to serve the community. For more information please call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com.

July 16 – “Historic Third Street Walking Tour” hosted by the German American Heritage Center at 10:30 a.m. Come join this walking tour to learn about the roots, heritage, and history of our city. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cost is $5 per person, including GAHC members. All ages are welcome. Please dress comfortably, bring water, and be prepared to walk and stand for the duration of the tour including up and down some hills and stairs. This fun tour will provide you with insight into the residential and business influence of the many Germans who helped make Davenport great. For more information, please visit www.gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844, or visit our Facebook page. This tour will be held every Saturday through August 13th.

July 23 – “Historic Third Street Walking Tour” hosted by the German American Heritage Center at 10:30 a.m. Come join this walking tour to learn about the roots, heritage, and history of our city. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cost is $5 per person, including GAHC members. All ages are welcome. Please dress comfortably, bring water, and be prepared to walk and stand for the duration of the tour including up and down some hills and stairs. This fun tour will provide you with insight into the residential and business influence of the many Germans who helped make Davenport great. For more information, please visit www.gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844, or visit our Facebook page. This tour will be held every Saturday through August 13th.

July 24 – “Carl Laemmle – Hollywood Pioneer and Humanitarian: will be presented by Deborah Fletcher Blum at 2:00 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium. There is a free will donation at the door. This program is part of the German American Heritage Center exhibit, ” 100 Years of Hollywood: The Laemmle Effect”. For more information on the program or exhibit, please call (563) 322-8844, visit www.gahc.org, or visit the GAHC Facebook page.

July 30 – “Historic Third Street Walking Tour” hosted by the German American Heritage Center at 10:30 a.m. Come join this walking tour to learn about the roots, heritage, and history of our city. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cost is $5 per person, including GAHC members. All ages are welcome. Please dress comfortably, bring water, and be prepared to walk and stand for the duration of the tour including up and down some hills and stairs. This fun tour will provide you with insight into the residential and business influence of the many Germans who helped make Davenport great. For more information, please visit www.gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844, or visit our Facebook page. This tour will be held every Saturday through August 13th.

August

August 6 – The Annual Bix Concert at Oakdale Memorial Gardens at 10:00 a.m. Please remember to bring your lawn chairs or blanket. Oakdale Memorial Gardens is located at 2501 Eastern Avenue, Davenport. For more information, please call (563) 324-5121 or visit www.oakdalememorialgardens.org.

August 6 – “Historic Third Street Walking Tour” hosted by the German American Heritage Center at 10:30 a.m. Come join this walking tour to learn about the roots, heritage, and history of our city. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cost is $5 per person, including GAHC members. All ages are welcome. Please dress comfortably, bring water, and be prepared to walk and stand for the duration of the tour including up and down some hills and stairs. This fun tour will provide you with insight into the residential and business influence of the many Germans who helped make Davenport great. For more information, please visit www.gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844, or visit our Facebook page. This tour will be held every Saturday through August 13th.

August 7 – “Germans in Hollywood-Film and Lecture Series” This German American Heritage Center program will be held at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium and will highlight the contributions and influences of Germans in Hollywood each Sunday in August. This Sunday will feature Heidi from 1937 featuring Shirley Temple. Presenter will be Fred Isele. This feature will be shown in its entirety. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Kelly.lao@gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844 or visit www.gahc.org or visit the German American Heritage Center Facebook page.

August 13 – “Historic Third Street Walking Tour” hosted by the German American Heritage Center at 10:30 a.m. Come join this walking tour to learn about the roots, heritage, and history of our city. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cost is $5 per person, including GAHC members. All ages are welcome. Please dress comfortably, bring water, and be prepared to walk and stand for the duration of the tour including up and down some hills and stairs. This fun tour will provide you with insight into the residential and business influence of the many Germans who helped make Davenport great. For more information, please visit www.gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844, or visit our Facebook page. This tour will be held every Saturday through August 13th.

August 14 – “Germans in Hollywood-Film and Lecture Series” This German American Heritage Center program will be held at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium and will highlight the contributions and influences of Germans in Hollywood each Sunday in August. This Sunday will feature One, Two, Three from 1961 featuring James Cagney and directed by Gene Wilder. Presenter will be Lisa Seidlitz. This feature will be shown in its entirety. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Kelly.lao@gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844 or visit www.gahc.org or visit the German American Heritage Center Facebook page.

August 21 – “Germans in Hollywood-Film and Lecture Series” This German American Heritage Center program will be held at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium and will highlight the contributions and influences of Germans in Hollywood each Sunday in August. This Sunday will feature Hogan’s Heroes 1965 – 1971, Judgment at Nuremberg 1961and Casablanca 1942. This week will focus on the impact of German/Austrian immigrants on American television and beyond. Clips of the above shows and movies will be shown. Presenter will be Ellen Tsagaris. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Kelly.lao@gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844 or visit www.gahc.org or visit the German American Heritage Center Facebook page.

August 28 – “Germans in Hollywood-Film and Lecture Series” This German American Heritage Center program will be held at the Figge Art Museum in the John Deere Auditorium and will highlight the contributions and influences of Germans in Hollywood each Sunday in August. This Sunday will feature American Horror Story, 2011-2016, Nosferatu 1961, and Freaks 1932. Presenter will be Benjamin Mier-Cruz. This week will explore fantasy/horror with clips of the above shows and films comparing modern American television with classic German noir and Austrian horror films. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Kelly.lao@gahc.org, call (563) 322-8844 or visit www.gahc.org or visit the German American Heritage Center Facebook page.

September

September 15 – Preserve Iowa Summit in Davenport, Iowa. This event runs through September 17th. Come learn from numerous historians and officials from the State of Iowa discuss preservation and local history. Events also include on-site tours of different historic locations. Please visit the City of Davenport website at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com for more information on programs and to register. Special registration through August 15th.

September 16 – Preserve Iowa Summit in Davenport, Iowa. This event runs through September 17th. Come learn from numerous historians and officials from the State of Iowa discuss preservation and local history. Events also include on-site tours of different historic locations. Please visit the City of Davenport website at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com for more information on programs and to register. Special registration through August 15th.

September 17 – Preserve Iowa Summit in Davenport, Iowa. This event runs through September 17th. Come learn from numerous historians and officials from the State of Iowa discuss preservation and local history. Events also include on-site tours of different historic locations. Please visit the City of Davenport website at www.cityofdavenportiowa.com for more information on programs and to register. Special registration through August 15th.

September 17 – Gold Coast House Tours.

September 18 – Gold Coast House Tours.

 

9 Responses to Area Genealogical and Local History Events

  1. Mary LePoer says:

    I lived in Davenport until I was 4 years old and am now getting into genealogy. Is there a society homepage? All I see are the “events” listing.

    • SCblogger says:

      The Scott County Iowa Genealogy Society does not have a website at this time.

      However, you may contact them via e-mail (scigscorsec@yahoo.com) or regular mail (P.O. Box 3132, Davenport, Iowa 52808-3132).

  2. john baldeck says:

    i am researching my families ancesters, and have knowledge of my great great grandparents settling in davenport; and living at 1025 west 5th st. their name was franz and maria bruggemann.their daughter (my great grandmother)was born at that address. i am looking for any information you may have as to when they settled in davenport.

    • SCblogger says:

      Hello!

      If you could please fill our our online research request form on our website (www.qcmemory.org/Page/Ask_a_Question.aspx?nt=208), with any general dates you might have for this family, we will see what our resources can do for you!

  3. Helen V Peters says:

    I am looking for any information about my Grandmother, Ida Roneau (?Spelling) who was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 25, 1860. She immigrated to the US in 1879 or 1880 and joined her sister in Davenport, Iowa. She married Wilhelm Peters(born 28Aug1880) soon after her arrival and they lived in Dysart, Tama County Iowa. I have not been able to find any information about her prior to her marriage to Wilhelm. If someone could look for any information in Davenport with anyone with that name I would be happy to pay for any information about her or her sister. Unfortunately, I do not know her sisters name or whether or not she was married. thanks, Helen Peters.

  4. Samantha Lee says:

    This year I began a FB page where I’m posting my grandfather’s diary entries from 1915. At that time he was 18 years old, living in Davenport with his sister and mother. He was a student at Palmer School of Chiropractic. I thought you might find it interesting. His name was Earl Benton. His sister was Rosybell Benton and his mother Rosy Leaf Benton.

  5. Fawn says:

    How can I register for the genealogy conference on the 26th of April if I do not live close to Davenport? There must be a way to get the form online? An email to ask for one? I live over an hour away, but would love to go……

    thanks,
    Fawn

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