Tag Archives: Holidays

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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Celebrate Bird Day – it’s the law!

On April 20, 1923, The 40th General Assembly of the State of Iowa enacted the observance of a new holiday:  Bird Day. It was an act to designate and set apart the twenty-first day of March as a day for … Continue reading

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“Comic” Valentines

St. Valentine’s Day is a day to show your feelings of love and friendship. Children and grown-ups send nice, sweet valentines that can brighten up someone’s day. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue… But valentines were not always nice and … Continue reading

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Turkey Notes

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s Turkey Note time! What on earth, you may ask, are Turkey Notes? Turkey Notes are a Davenport Thanksgiving tradition full of mystery and glamour and fairly bad poetry. They are said to have been around for … Continue reading

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