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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.

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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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