Tag Archives: Holidays

Happy Holidays from Special Collections: The Santa Version

We are officially in the winter season meaning the holidays are fast approaching! This holiday season, we thought we would share some of our favorite images of Santa for those visitors celebrating Christmas. It is fun to see how our … Continue reading

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“Printed In Germany” Holiday Postcards

In our collection, we have a number of postcards documenting local areas of interest, people, and business. The postcards have been postmarked, unused, and sometimes unsent. As we approach the upcoming holidays, we perused our collection for Christmas postcards made … Continue reading

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Turkey Notes for 2020

Large family gatherings for Thanksgiving may be canceled this year, but Turkey Notes will trot on forever! Here is our annual batch of poultry poems submitted by subscribers of our bi-monthly eNewsletter. Turkey gobblerTurkey stuffedTurkey, I sayGobble you up! from … Continue reading

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Sane & Safe Fourth: Doll Buggy Parades

“Even today, after a century and a quarter of national progress, we find the ideals of the Declaration of Independence still unrealized. The great woman’s movement is teaching us that women come within a proper construction of that document and … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Ideas

We are offering a new gift idea for the holiday season. It is a gift certificate redeemable for a two hour research session with a Special Collections Librarian. It is free and is a great way to kick off any … Continue reading

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Turkey Notes 2018

We cannot believe it was ten years ago on this date that we published our first Turkey Note blog! Our blog, and many Thanksgiving tables, would not be complete without this local tradition. Our co-worker, Sarah, gave the best explanation … Continue reading

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Closed for the Holidays

The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center and the Davenport Public Library will be closed Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th in honor of the Christmas holidays. We will be re-open on Saturday December 26th from 9am – 5:30pm. We would … Continue reading

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Library Closed for Presidents Day

The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 17th in celebration of Presidents’ Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, February 18th.

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A Brief, More-or-less Musical Interlude

Our staff here at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center celebrate the winter holidays each year by exchanging cards, going out to dinner, mailing cards to our wonderful volunteers, and, in one unfortunate case, writing new lyrics to an old holiday song. Here … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Special Collections

The staff of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center would like to wish you and yours a joyful and genealogically successful holiday season. Don’t forget to ask your relatives for family information, stories, and copies of photographs! If you’re planning a … Continue reading

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