Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2017

 

May 26, 2017 (All day) to May 29, 2017 (All day)     Front Street, LeClaire “Iowa History 101” is On the Move  If you can’t make it to the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, why not let it come to you? The State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum, known as “Iowa History 101,” travels the state’s highways and back roads to share stories from the past with Iowans in every corner of the state. Artifacts from the State Historical Society’s collection fill 300 square feet of a bright blue 38-foot Winnebago, custom-built at the factory in Forest City.

https://iowaculture.gov/calendar/iowa-history-101-le-claire-scott-county 

May 27“Forgotten Few” Veteran’s Headstone Dedication  1:00 at Davenport City Cemetery. There will be speakers, live music, and a cemetery walk. 20 previously unmarked graves of Spanish American and Civil War Veterans will receive new headstones from the Veteran’s Administration. Refreshments will be on site. The Sexton’s Cottage will be open for visiting and/or research. For more info, contact Kory Darnall at 563-449-2358, or darnallkory@mchsi.com.

May 30, 2017 – 10:00am to Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 5:00pm                                                        @ Putnam Museum, 1717 W 12th St., Davenport, IA           “Iowa History 101” is On the Move                  https://iowaculture.gov/calendar/iowa-history-101-davenport-scott-county 

If you can’t make it to the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, why not let it come to you? The State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum, known as “Iowa History 101,” travels the state’s highways and back roads to share stories from the past with Iowans in every corner of the state. Artifacts from the State Historical Society’s collection fill 300 square feet of a bright blue 38-foot Winnebago, custom-built at the factory in Forest City.

June

June 1   The Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1st 2017, in the Veranda Room of the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie Street. The menu will be Soup, Salad, and Sandwich Buffet and dessert along with coffee, tea, and water all 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 p.m. at no cost. Our June 1st speaker will be Mr. George Eaton, US Army Sustainment Command Historian. His presentation will be a discussion of the Rock Island Arsenal’s role in the Vietnam War.

This program has been designated a special event by the Garrison Commander. Attendees are not required to obtain a pass at the Moline Gate Visitor Center. When you stop at the guard gate, show your driver’s license to the guard and inform the guard that you are attending the Vietnam War 50th Commemoration event at the museum and golf clubhouse.

Prior to dinner and the program, you are encouraged to visit the Rock Island Arsenal Museum to view a display of reproductions of Army Art from the Vietnam era and to view the museum’s Vietnam War exhibit. The museum will have extended hours until 5:30 pm on June 1st.

For reservations call Monica (563) 650-4349 or Linda (563) 355-6165 or email chiicaliinda@aol.com. Reservations are due by noon on Monday noon, May 1st.  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.

Take a look at the RIA Museum website:  http://www.arsenalhistoricalsociety.org

June 3 – August 12       Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.                                                                            Summer Walking Tours of Davenport’s 3rd Street Historic District led by the German American Heritage Center. $5            http://www.gahc.org/WalkingTours.htm 

June 5: Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meets the First Monday of each month (except January and July) at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room at the Davenport Public Library – Main.  All are welcome to attend the programs. Contact the Corresponding Secretary for information:  scigscorsec@yahoo.com

June 10 – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                 “F.A.N. and Cluster Genealogy”           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.

June 19 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, rolls, and lemon meringue pie. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Don and Connie Patridge who will present “Advertising Tins”. The luncheon will be at Christ Church located at 1717 8th Avenue, Moline, IL. Reservations or cancellations are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 , 2017. To make a reservation or with questions, please call RICHS at (309) 764-8590. You may leave a message. If schools are closed due to weather, the luncheon will be cancelled.

June 24 – Midsommar Music Festival at Bishop Hill, IL. Celebrate the summer solstice! Music 11:30-4 p.m., pole decorating and procession 4 p.m. Barn dance 7 p.m.    www.bishophill.com

July

July 1 – August 12      Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.                                                                            Summer Walking Tours of Davenport’s 3rd Street Historic District led by the German American Heritage Center. $5            http://www.gahc.org/WalkingTours.htm 

July 8 – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                                        “German Research”        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.

August

August 5 – August 12       Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.                                                                         Summer Walking Tours of Davenport’s 3rd Street Historic District led by the German American Heritage Center. $5            http://www.gahc.org/WalkingTours.htm 

August 7:  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meets the First Monday of each month (except January and July) at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room at the Davenport Public Library – Main.  All are welcome to attend the programs. Contact the Corresponding Secretary for information:  scigscorsec@yahoo.com 

August 12  – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                        “Hidden Things in the Census”       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.

August 19 – RICIGS Genealogy Skill-Building Workshop:  Genealogy Software, Online Research, DNA testing, Vital Records                                                 1-4 p.m. Butterworth Educational Center    First 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

August 26 – Bishop Hill Chautauqua – Agriculture    Location:  Village Park  1-4 p.m.                       Re-enactors portray famous historical figures, bringing the past to life through their stories. Free and family oriented.    www.bishophill.com

September

September 9  – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                        “Institutional Records”       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.

September 9 – RICIGS Genealogy Skill-Building Workshop:  Immigration/Naturalization Records, Land Records, Federal & State Census, City Directories, Military Records, Wills & Probates                  1-4 p.m. Butterworth Educational Center    Second 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

 September 11:  Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meets the First Monday of each month (exception due to Labor Day holiday) at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room at the Davenport Public Library – Main.  All are welcome to attend the programs. Contact the Corresponding Secretary for information:  scigscorsec@yahoo.com

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

October

October 2 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society meets the First Monday of each month (except January and July) at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room at the Davenport Public Library – Main.  All are welcome to attend the programs. Contact the Corresponding Secretary for information:  scigscorsec@yahoo.com

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 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  

November

November 6 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Annual Dinner Meeting. Location TBD.

November 11  – Davenport Iowa Family History Center – Free Workshop                                        “Canadian Research”       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.

November 24, 25, 26 and December 2 & 3:  Christmas Market – Julmarknad at Bishop Hill, IL   10 – 5 p.m.   Swedish traditions come alive with folk characters causing mischief through the village. Music and food! Shops filled with handmade items, antiques, folk art and other gift items.  www.bishophill.com

December 8 & 9:  Lucia Nights – Festival of Lights at Bishop Hill, IL    6 – 9 p.m.                         Coffee and sweet items served in shops and museums by young girls dressed as St. Lucia. Musical entertainment fills the air.   www.bishophill.com  

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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