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Tag Archives: Davenport Public Library
Closed for Memorial Day, Open for New Hours
The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Memorial Day. Please join us in remembering those who gave their lives so that we could have the opportunity to live ours in freedom. We will open on Tuesday, May 30th—and remind … Continue reading
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Happy Retirement, Ann Hetzler!
On Saturday, March 4, 2023, Information Services Librarian Ann Hetzler is retiring after more than 34 years at the Davenport Public Library. Ann began working at the Davenport Public Library on July 18, 1988. She had previously worked as a … Continue reading
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Preserving Local History
For over 30 years, the Davenport Public Library has dedicated space and staff for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and accessing the history of Davenport, Scott County, and the surrounding areas. In 1999, The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center was made … Continue reading
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In Memoriam: Geraldine “Gerri” Bowers
On Christmas eve, we lost a dear friend, volunteer, colleague, and supporter, Gerri Bowers. We are deeply saddened by this loss, which will be felt by us at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and across our community. She was involved … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, Davenport, Davenport Public Library, Genealogy, Iowa, obituaries 1 Comment
A Look at Davenport in 1950
The 1950 Census is here! Release day went smoothly and the OCR/AR indexing works about as well as expected. The results of our searches are below! We searched for some Davenport Public Library staff, the Mayor in 1950, and some … Continue reading
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This Week We Say Goodbye to Our Director Amy Groskopf
This week we say goodbye to our director Amy Groskopf. Amy has been with the library for over 33 years and has held numerous positions in that time culminating in leading the library for the past 7 years. With a … Continue reading
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Happy Birthday, Bill of Rights!
The original 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified on December 15, 1791. For its 200th birthday, the original copy of the Bill of Rights went on a tour of the United States, … Continue reading
In Memoriam: Liz Finkenhoefer
The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center has lost another selfless volunteer and dear friend upon the death of Elizabeth Finkenhoefer. Liz was a steadfast volunteer from the Scott County Genealogical Society. She brought her sparkling eyes to SC every week to … Continue reading
SPECIAL EVENT!! SPECIAL EVENT!! #Iowa175 Celebration!!
#Iowa175 Celebration at The Library | MAIN this Thursday, August 19th from 4:30-7:30 PM, kicking off the Alternating Currents weekend with a fun event of history, music, and culture celebrating the 175th anniversary of Iowa’s statehood! This free event features … Continue reading
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In Memoriam: Loren “Ted” Sloane
It is with great sadness we bid farewell to Loren “Ted” Sloane, our benefactor and one-half of the genealogical research power couple he and wife Alice Richardson made. Yet it is with great joy we remember his dedication to the … Continue reading