New exhibit at the Karpeles Museum in Rock Island

Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2013, 1:38 pm
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Press release submitted by Karpeles Rock Island

We're excited to announce the arrival of a new exhibit featuring manuscripts from the family of the second President of the United States, John Adams. The new exhibit began August 31and will run through the end of the year.

Museum Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday – 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday – 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
700 22nd Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 788-0806


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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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