Learn about the Civil War prison camp that used to be located on Arsenal Island at the Presentation & Lunch on Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. at the Arsenal Golf Clubhouse.
Kris Leinicke, Rock Island Arsenal Museum Director, will give an overview of the history of the Rock Island Barracks, 1863-1865. The presentation is primarily illustrated with photographs and images from the time period. Included are stereoview images and two John Gisch paintings in the collection of the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.
Includes lunch. Cash bar available.
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Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation
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.