Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
A monument dedication for 19th-century Swiss-born artist and illustrator John Caspar Wild will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Davenport City Cemetery, Rockingham Road and Division Street. Two works of art by Wild will be on exhibit, and curator Christina Kastell from the Putnam Museum will answer questions. Live music will begin at 1:30 p.m. The dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. will include speakers Swiss Center of North America president Beth Zurbuchen, Mayor Bill Gluba, artist Bruce Walters, German American Heritage Center president Cal Werner, and a Swiss Alphorn musical presentation. More live music will follow for a walk through the cemetery to see the burial places of many Davenport city founders. Bring chairs. Parking will be on Sturdevant Street between River Drive and Rockingham Road. Call 563-322-8844 for details.