Ghost Tales at the Colonel Davenport House on Sept. 29


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Posted Online: Sept. 27, 2012, 11:16 am
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Press release submitted by Jessica Waytenick

Kick off the Halloween season as the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation presents "Ghost Tales" on the grounds of the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Admission for this family-friendly event is $3 for adults; $2 students; and families $10. Enjoy the refreshments for sale. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket. (Rain location: nearby picnic pavilion just east of the house.) Come before the main event to get a complimentary guided tour of the Colonel Davenport House beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Event is sponsored by Adel Wholesalers and Hy-Vee.

Attendees age 16 and older must show U.S. photo I.D. since the Island is a working military facility. For more information, visit www.davenporthouse.org.

About the CDHF

The Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation (CDHF) is a nonprofit volunteer group that works to preserve Colonel George Davenport's former home and share his story with the community. The Colonel Davenport House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1833-1834 and is on the North end of Arsenal Island in the Quad Cities. Colonel Davenport was the first permanent white settler in the Quad Cities and built the first house in the area. The Foundation relies on volunteers to maintain and operate the house. It is open for tours from May to October, Thursday-Sunday from 12-4 p.m.




















 




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