Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation


2022 Events

June 5-12 - QC Museum Week - More info here...Event on the grounds of the Davenport House

June 11-12 – Pioneer Days at the House

  • Fur Trade Re-enactors
  • Hatchet & Knife Throwing
  • Pioneer Craft Demos: chair caning, basket making, broom making, yarn dolls, and more
  • Tours of the House
  • Saturday Speakers
    • 1pm: Storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis about Black Hawk
    • 3pm: Author Cynthia Clampitt about how corn built the Midwest

The speakers portion of the event is co-produced by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, which invites Illinois authors, artists and educators to share their expertise and enthusiasm with people throughout the state, enabling local nonprofit organizations to present free-admission cultural programs to their communities.

Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA)], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, Illinois Humanities, IACA, our partnering organizations, or our funders.

Illinois Humanities

July 19 – History Book Club: Wheat Flour Messiah

August 16 – Euchre Night at Green Tree Brewery
Sept. 15 – United Way Day of Caring at the house
Sept. 20 – Book Club: A Black Utopia in the Heartland
Sept. 24 – Ghost Tales

Spooky stories start at 7 pm on the front lawn. Come before the main event for tours of the historic house starting at 5:30 pm. Admission for this family-friendly event is $6 adults; 12 and younger free. Enjoy the refreshments for sale, including hot dogs & s'mores at the fire. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Costumes encouraged.
Please use the Moline gate and bring your U.S. picture ID. You will stop and get a pass for those 18 years and older.
Thank you to Sam's and Walmart for their support of this event.

See Facebook page for more event details.

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