September 23 & 24: Agriculture Days – Jordbruksdagarna at Bishop Hill, IL. 10 – 5 p.m. Bishop Hill’s biggest event features traditional 19th century demonstrations, harvest activities, music, dancing, farm produce, stew and more! www.bishophill.com
September 24: River Action will be having a fundraiser to benefit the Museum Without Walls, a collection of historical sites in the Quad City area. It will be held at the Antoine LeClaire House, 630 E. Seventh Street, Davenport. The grounds are open from 1-7 p.m. Menu options and a reservation sign up link is at www.riveraction.org/firstbridge, or call 563-322-2969.
September 30 – 7 p.m. Ghost Tales at the Colonel Davenport House! An event sponsored by the Col. Davenport Historical Foundation at Arsenal Island. Spooky stories will be shared and refreshments will be sold. Complimentary tours of the house offered starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
October 1st – 3 – 8 p.m. Genealogy Night at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center, Davenport Public Library, 321 Main Street. Enjoy an afternoon/evening of research and food for $10 per person. Enter at the 4th Street Door at 3:00. Food is served between 5 – 6 p.m. The Special Collections Center is available to you until 8 p.m. with staff members eager to assist you. Access to subscription databases, computers, microfilmed newspapers and vital records for research. Large tables for you to spread out and organize. Bring a flash drive and save digitally! Special Collections is open for you! Registration recommended – call 563-326-7902!
October 2 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meets the First Monday of each month (except January and July) at 6:30 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library – Main. All are welcome to attend the programs.This month, learn what new resources are available in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center.
October 5 – The Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 5th 2017, in the Veranda Room of the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie Street. The menu will be a Soup, Salad and Sandwich Buffet, featuring fresh baked breads, cookies, coffee, tea and water, prepared by the Golf Club Kitchen, all for $11.00, including tax and tip. Please have your check or cash ready to give to Dick Hochstetler or Linda Miller when you arrive.
Our event is open to members and non-members. Interested parties may choose to attend only the Program Portion of the meeting at 7:00 PM at no cost. Guest speaker will be Mr. John Snow, Director of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Rock Island. He will provide information about the benefactor of the museum, Dr. David Karpeles and his family, as well as providing a history of why he started his museums, where he began, and details of his museums around the country.
For reservations call Monica (563) 650-4349 or Linda (563) 355-6165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are due by noon on Monday, October 2nd. Cancellations must be made by the reservation deadline or you will be liable for cost incurred and billed accordingly. If further clarification is required on this notice, please call Kris Leinicke at (309)-782-3518.
October 14 – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop “Naturalization” 10:30-11:30 a.m. 4929 Wisconsin Ave Davenport IA 52806 563-386-7547 IA_Davenport@ldsmail.net The entrance is located on the South side of the building. There is a handicap ramp located at this entrance.
October 14 – RICIGS Genealogy Skill-Building Workshop: How to write and publish your family history, create a timeline, write your life story, with tools to help you get started! 1-4 p.m. Butterworth Educational Center Third of 3 classes. $10 non-members or $25 for all three. Registration deadline August. 1, 2017. www.ricigs.org for listing of classes and programs
October 20 – 3 p.m.Post-Impressionist: Vincent van Gogh’s Gardens Carol Ehlers will present a 60 minute talk showing Vincent van Gogh images to gain insights into the stages of his career.
October 24 – Local History Book Club at 7 p.m.
Book – A Brief History of Bucktown by Jonathan Turner
October 27 & 28 – Illinois State Genealogical Society – Fall Conference “Build your Family Tree: DNA, Research, and Writing” iWireless Center Moline, IL http://www.ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=536