Event:      Family Museum

Date:  Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to Saturday, May 31, 2014
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.

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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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