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Permanent exhibits at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, include Watts Up with Energy?; Sculpture on The Learning Campus; Amazing Acres, about weather and agriculture; Rhythm Alley, with sound and music; The PlayHouse for ages 5 and under with a virtual pond; The Garden, including a climbing maze for ages 5 and under; and the outdoor Kingdom for Kids Playground for active kids of all ages, open when weather permits. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; closed on some holidays. Admission is $6 for ages 2-59; $4 for ages 60 and up, active military personnel, spouse, and children residing in the household; free for ages 1 and under; $3 for all Monday-Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Call (563) 344-4106 or email for details.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 to Sunday, September 6, 2009




                                                                                                                             




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  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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