Community Connections: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities
Thursday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a virtual edition Community Connections where we will learn about George Davenport and the early history of the Quad Cities. Local historian Gena Schantz will trace the many careers of George Davenport and examine how he adapted his talents to serve and foster the development of the communities that surrounded him.
Gena Schantz is a local historian. She has presented many programs on the Davenport House, the Davenport Family, Fort Armstrong, and the earliest town foundings surrounding Rock Island. She has been involved with several organizations including the Davenport House, Heritage Documentaries, River Action’s Channel Cat Tours, and CommUniversity. Gena's book, The Trader at Rock Island: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities, was recently published.
Community Connections is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
This program will take place virtually via GoToMeeting. Admission is free, however, advance registration is required to receive an invitation and password to join the event.