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Tag Archives: Davenport Academy of Sciences
The Davenport Conspiracy
Mid-September through mid-October marks Iowa Archaeology Month, the perfect occasion to tell the story of Davenport’s most notorious adventures in archaeology. In January of 1877, the Reverend Jacob Gass, a Swiss-born minister serving the First Lutheran Church and aspiring antiquarian, … Continue reading
Total Eclipse of the Sun: August 7, 1869
As we prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, we thought we would take a look back at the Solar Eclipse of 1869 as viewed by Davenporters. The last solar eclipse of the 19th century occurred on Saturday, August 7th, 1869. … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged 1869, Davenport (Iowa), Davenport Academy of Sciences, eclipse, Photographs, solar eclipse 2 Comments
Quad Cities Museum Week 2016
Celebrate Quad Cities Museum Week (June 18-26th) with us by taking a look at the history of the associations between two of Davenport’s well-loved cultural and educational institutions: the Putnam Museum and Science Center and the Figge Art Museum. The Davenport Academy of … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Art Association of Davenport, Charles August Ficke, Davenport Academy of Sciences, Davenport Municipal Art Gallery, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport Public Museum, Figge Art Museum, Joseph Duncan Putnam, Mary Louisa Duncan Putnam, Putnam family, Putnam Museum, Quad Cities Museum Week, W. C. Putnam Leave a comment