River Action: Explore the River Series 2022

Riverbend Commons, Moline Township, IL 61265, USA

Constellation Fish Hatchery and other hot topics of the Mississippi RiverJeremiah Haus, of Exelon, will discuss the Constellation (formerly known as Quad City Nuclear Power Station) Fish Hatchery works and how programs like it are vital to the health of local rivers.http://riveraction.org/education

Donald Shurr: Lewis and Clark in Iowa

Bricker-Price Block, 105 S Chestnut Ave, Earlham, IA 50072, USA

Lewis and Clark in Iowa“Lewis and Clark in Iowa” begins with the story before the expedition: the sale of the Louisiana Purchase to the United States. Tracing the 1803 course from Elizabeth, Pennsylvania to St. Charles, Missouri, Shurr discusses the background of the many “players” of the expedition including York, the engages and Seaman. Moving […]

River Action: Explore the River Series 2022

Riverbend Commons, Moline Township, IL 61265, USA

Commercial FishingExperience a commercial fisherman's stories and how to make a living fishing the river. Nonie Schafer, Schafer Fisheries, will provide the overview of commercial fishing on the Mississippi River. Enjoy a wild catfish lunch after the tour.http://riveraction.org/education

River Action: Explore the River Series 2022

Riverbend Commons, Moline Township, IL 61265, USA

Commercial FishingExperience a commercial fisherman's stories and how to make a living fishing the river. Nonie Schafer, Schafer Fisheries, will provide the overview of commercial fishing on the Mississippi River. Enjoy a wild catfish lunch after the tour.http://riveraction.org/education

Pete Grady: Unconditional Surrender

Slater Public Library, 105 N Tama St, Slater, IA 50244, USA

A performance runs 60-70 minutes, and features period music, photographs and cartoons as Grant reviews his life—an informative, humorous and touching portrayal of the victorious General whose strategy and tenacity won the Civil War, the President who struggled to rebuild his nation after the war and the husband and father whose final efforts were devoted […]

David Connon: Josiah Bushnell Grinnell and the Iowa Underground Railroad

Greene County Historical Society, 219 E Lincoln Way, Jefferson, IA 50129, USA

“Preacher,” “congressman,” “negro-stealer”: Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was called all of those things during his life. He was called a negro-stealer because he participated in the Iowa Underground Railroad. J.B. Grinnell and other Grinnell residents helped at least 37 fugitive slaves who passed through their town before the Civil War. But some residents opposed this work. […]

Tom Milligan: Grant Wood, Prairie Rebel

Terrace Hill Historic Site, 2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, USA

In this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. He tells us about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. It is the man […]

Free Screening: ‘Riding the Rails to Hero Street’

3000 N Fairmount St, Davenport, IA 52804, USA

Riding the Rails to Hero Street by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films will be presented on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library-Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N Fairmount St., Davenport, Iowa. The program is free to the public and sponsored by the Davenport Civil Rights Commission and Davenport Public […]