April 6-April 29: “In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts” The German American Heritage Center & Ames Historical Society invite you to explore and celebrate immigration to Iowa in a new display on view at the German American Heritage Center. There will be a presentation on April 29th 2 p.m. at the GAHC to discuss the movement of Norwegian immigrants and their experiences.
April 15: 3p m Art Talk at Butterworth Center – MAKING THE CONNECTION:French Moderns Monet to Matisse 1850-1950 Let’s get ready for the exciting exhibit coming to the Figge Art Museum in the fall of 2018. The 45-minute art talk offers an introduction to the traveling exhibition from Brooklyn Museum. Enjoy hearing about some of the artworks from exhibition, French Moderns Monet to Matisse, connect with the lives of the artists and styles during the time period from 1850 -1950. Local art lecturer, Carol Ehlers will share slides of the artwork from the exhibition.
April 15: 2 PM German American Heritage Center and Museum presents a review of the life of Martin Luther with a focus on how a monk became the leading reformer of Christianity over 500 years ago. Helmut Welke will present on major historical events and settings with pictures of Reformation site on tours he leads.
April 16: Friends of Rock Island County Historical Society Luncheon & Program. [Reservations required by previous Thursday. Call RICHS 309-764-8590] Christ Church – 1717 8th Avenue Moline, IL – 11:30 a.m. PROGRAM: Renee Robinson – What’s Happening on the Hennepin Canal
April 22: 2 PM German American Heritage Center and Museum presents Jens Rehder from the John Deere Pavilion and American Queen as a costumed portrayal of John Deere. Listen as he tells the story of Deere’s life, and what he meant to the Quad Cities and his impact on the United States.
April 28: 44th Annual Quad Cities Genealogical Conference 8:00 – 4:00 Holiday Inn Conference Center Rock Island, IL Featured speaker: Thomas MacEntee, genealogy professional, owner High Definition Genealogy, creator of GeneaBloggers and Hack Genealogy. Lunch and exhibits. Registration fee includes coffee and doughnut/Danish, conference handouts, buffet luncheon. Contact Len Stevens 563-359-9672 or Sandy Luse 563-381-1753 for more information.
May 7: Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society Meeting at Davenport Public Library|Main in Lower Level Meeting room 6:30 p.m.
May 9: WWI Lecture Series “Gas Attacks” 2:00 p.m. Davenport Public Library – Eastern Branch and 6:00 p.m. Rock Island Public Library – Main Branch
May 12: Davenport Family History Center Free Workshop – Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] and Works Progress Administration ]WPA] Records. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 563-386-7547.
May 15: Col. Davenport History Book Club 7 p.m. at Davenport House on Rock Island Arsenal. Title discussed will be “Hell Gate to the Mississippi” by Larry Riney – topic is the Effie Afton steamboat crash.