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 20, 2017 – The American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society (ASHHS) quarterly meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Walcott American Legion, 121 W. Bryant St., Walcott, Iowa
Speaker: Jerry Yocum, Camp Algona Committee, of POW Museum Algona, Iowa. The topic will be the history regarding the German POW Camp which had historic significance for our State through German heritage. See the following websites for more information:
The public is invited. The American Legion hall is handicap accessible. For more information, call Mary Ann Muller 563-284-6640, or e-mail email@example.com.
August 22 – The Local History Book Club, sponsored by COL Davenport Historical Foundation, will be meeting at 7:00pm at the Hauberg Center. A $5 donation is required for the center. This month’s book is When The Mississippi River Ran Backwards, by Jay Feldman. Learn how Tecumseh used a series of earthquakes and aftershocks in 1811 and 1812 along the river to claim divine prophecy against the white man, as well as changing the course of the river and the War of 1812. POC is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
August 26 – Mushroom Program and Walk 9:00 -11:00 a.m. join photographer Jim Frink for an indoor program showing mushrooms/fungi at Black Hawk State Historic Site followed by a walk to observe them in the Black Hawk forest, a Nature Preserve, where no plants or fungi can be collected, only viewed and appreciated. The program will be held at Singing Bird Center, located north of Blackhawk Rd at 15th St. in Rock Island. FREE. This event is sponsored by Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation. (309-788-9536)
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 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the programs. This month the Society enjoys the Ice Cream Social and program held at Schuetzen Park, Davenport. Contact the Corresponding Secretary for information: email@example.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
September 30 – Ghost Tales at the Colonel Davenport House! An event sponsored by the Col. Davenport Historical Foundation at Arsenal Island. Details TBD
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 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