Area Genealogical and Local History Events

2017

February

February 2 – The Rock Island Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Veranda Room of the Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse. The menu will be a soup, salad, and sandwich buffet and dessert along with coffee tea, and water. The meal will be prepared by the Golf Club Kitchen at a cost of $11.00 per person, including tax and tip. Please have your checks or cash ready to give to Dick Hochstetler or Linda Miller when you arrive. This event is open to both 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. Guest speaker Kris Leinicke, Director of the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, will speak on the 39th and 40th Italian Quartermaster Services Companies assigned to Rock Island Arsenal during World War II For reservations, please call Monica (563) 650-4349 or Linda (563) 355-6165 or email chiicaliinda@aol.com. Reservations are due by noon on Monday, January 30th. Cancellations must also be made by the reservation deadline or you will be liable for cost incurred and billed accordingly. Please use the Moline gate to enter the Arsenal. Please visit www.usagria.army.mil/AccessRequests/ for the most recent information on gaining access to the Arsenal. For more information or questions, please contact Kris Leinicke at (309) 782-3518. Anyone interested may attend.

February 4 – The Civil Rights Movement in Davenport presented by Dr. Art Pitz and Suzanne Pitz at 10:30 a.m. at the Davenport Public Main Library. The Davenport Public Library in partnership with St. Ambrose University and the Davenport Civil Rights Commission present this discussion on the Civil Rights Movement in Davenport. The presentation will be in the Large Meeting Room at the Main Street branch located at 321 Main Street. Parking is around the building and also in the lot at the corner of 4th and Brady Streets. This event is free and open to the public. 

February 4 – Valentine’s Scherenschnitte classes with Keith Bonnstetter at the German American Heritage Center. 2D Class from 9:00 – 10:00. 3D Class from 10:00 – 11:30. Members $15/class or $25 for both classes. Non-Members $20/class. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Please call (563) 322-8844 or email info@gahc.org to register. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the museum. For more information, please visit www.gahc.org or visit the German American Heritage Center Facebook page.

February 5 – Speaker Mary Hanford will present “Swimming at Villa Hugel: Memoirs of an American Girl in Post WWII Germany” at 2:00 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the museum. For more information, please call (563) 322-8844, visit www.gahc.org or visit the German American Heritage Center Facebook page.

February 6 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS) meeting at the Davenport Public Library – Main Street branch at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mike Thomas who will discuss “Genealogy is More Than Just Vital Records”. The meeting will be held in the Large Meeting Room on the Lower Level. The Main Street branch of the Davenport Public Library is located at 321 Main Street in Davenport. Parking is located around the building or in the lot on the corner of 4th and Brady Streets. This even is open to all and there is no fee. For more information, please email scigscorsec@yahoo.com.

February 20 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Spaghetti and meatballs, Oriental cole slaw, green beans, bread sticks, and cherry pie. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Norm Moline who will present “From Rock Island to St. Louis on a Barge Tow Boat”. 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, Febrauary 16, 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.

February 26 – Kathi Hofmann will present “Fascinating Fasching” about Germany’s Carnival Season at the German American Heritage Center at 2:00 p.m. The Center is located at 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport with parking in the lot behind the museum. For more information, please call (563) 322-8844, visit www.gahc.org or visit the German American Heritage Center Facebook page.

March

March 6 – Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society (SCIGS) meeting at the Davenport Public Library – Main Street branch at 7:00 p.m. The program will focus on video clips of Lisa Louise Cook who will be the Key Note Speaker at the upcoming genealogical annual conference in April. The meeting will be held in the Large Meeting Room on the Lower Level. The Main Street branch of the Davenport Public Library is located at 321 Main Street in Davenport. Parking is located around the building or in the lot on the corner of 4th and Brady Streets. This even is open to all and there is no fee. For more information, please email scigscorsec@yahoo.com.

March 20 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Beef stroganoff, egg noodles, lime jello or Watergate salad, green peas, rolls, and grasshopper (mint) pie. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Angie Snook who will present “The Orphan Train”. 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, March 16, 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.

April

April 17 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Rolls & Butter, and strawberry shortcake. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Deb Kuntzi who will present “Hauberg Mansion Civic Center Foundation”. 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, April 13 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.

May

May 15 – Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be Salisbury steak, mandarin lettuce salad, scalloped potatoes, corn, roll, and strawberry shortcake. Cost for the luncheon is $9.00 per person. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Jane and Neil Luker from Fulton, IL who will present “Windmill Tales”. 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, May 11, 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

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.

 

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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