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Permanent exhibits at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, include Lil 'Ssippi River Valley; Amazing Acres, about weather and agriculture; Busy Bodies: Healthy Choices; The PlayHouse for ages 5 and under; and the outdoor Kingdom for Kids Playground, open when weather permits. Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; closed on some holidays. Admission is $7 for ages 2-59; $4 for ages 60 and up and age 1; active military and immediate family; free for under age 1. Call 563-344-4106 or email for details.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to Saturday, May 31, 2014




                                                                                                                             




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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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