Seminars

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

To register call the Scott Community College @ 563-441-4100, Clinton Community College @ 563-244-7100, or Muscatine Community College @ 563-288-6100 or toll-free: 1-888-336-3907. Register early! MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover accepted. Make checks payable to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Payment is required at the time of registration.

2017

Fabulous Fortunes in the “Far, Far West”: Muscatine, IA–Pearl Button Capital of the World (#181313)

Join us on our thirty-mile spring bus tour down river–and back through time as we travel from Davenport to Muscatine, enjoying many historical sites along the way.

Wednesday, April 12, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $34.00. Park at River Heritage Park, along the Mississippi River across from where Third & Fourth Streets connect on East River Drive. (XSPLL-31-SGR01) Instructor: Anderson)

Making Better Decisions (#181227)

Making good decisions is a key skill, one that will serve you well in anything you do in life. Learn how to avoid making snap decisions or being indecisive. This session will share systematic approaches to decision making that can help you in all areas of your life. (Lunch included.)

Tuesday, April 24, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., $22.00, The Outing Club, Davenport, IA (XSPLL-1058-SGR01) Instructor: Baxley

Iowa’s Underground Railway (#182065)

Our 40-mile “Underground Railway” tour will begin at the site of one of John Brown’s most famous and nationally publicized slave train crossing sites–in Davenport’s River Heritage Park. After a tour of the nearby Antoine LeClaire House, overlooking the crossing site, we will travel out across the Iowa prairies to the ‘Hoover Cabin’ at West Branch, owned by a member of the Underground Railway; the site of what was once John Brown’s ‘Maxson Farm’ training camp at Springdale; Tipton’s Union School, visited by John Brown; Tipton’s Union Cemetery slave graves; Springdale Cemetery, where the mother of Harper’s Ferry heroes, Edwin and Barclay Coppock is buried; and the Cedar County Historical Society Museum, which owns the rocking chair used by John Brown at West Branch’s ‘Travelers Rest Inn’. Before leaving Springdale, biologist Jennifer Anderson will lead us on a spring flower walk through Rochester Cemetery, one of Iowa’s most famous native prairies, at the height of the native shooting star bloom season. (Box lunch and motorcoach included) Instructor: Anderson

Friday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., $54.00, River Heritage Park, Davenport, IA (XSPTR-32-SGR01)

Presidents: Past & Present (#182066)

“Presidents aren’t what they used to be” and other stories from a career in American history. With all the craziness in American politics today, let’s take a step back and enjoy some memorable moments from some of our most memorable Presidents who were driven by honor, adventure and good old-fashioned demeanor. Instructor: Hilton

Thursday, May 18, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., $22.00, The Outing Club, Davenport, IA, includes lunch (XSPLL-1039-SGR01)

Hamilton’s Women (#182060)

Meet the Real Schuyler Sisters who captivated Alexander Hamilton. He was not just a powerful founding father, he was also a loving husband and father, a flirtatious brother-in-law and an incorrigible lady-killer. In this new living history portrayal, meet the real Schuyler sisters who captivated Hamilton. The local chapter of the Colonial Dames of America is providing this incredible opportunity for the community.  Instructor: Goddard

Wednesday, June 14, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., $22.00, The Outing Club, Davenport, IA, includes lunch. (XSPLL-1075-SGR01)

Scandal at Midnight Tour (#182063)

From Rev. William Lloyd Clark’s shocking 1908 expose of the floating log brothels once tethered on the Davenport levee to the city council’s ingenious plan to impose a ‘sin tax’ on Davenport ladies of the night and saloon keepers, Madam Karen Rose will lift the forbidden curtains of ‘Bucktown’ for a peek into the dark and dusky back rooms of some of Davenport’s most infamous turn-of-the-century saloons and gambling parlors. Instructor: Anderson.

Tuesday, July 18, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., $22.00, The Outing Club, Davenport, IA, includes lunch. (XSPLL-1076-SGR01)

Scandal at Midnight Tour (#182064)

Optional bus tour of local sites of historic interest after the lecture, such as Turner’s Saloon, Washington Street; Washington Gardens Saloon, Marquette St.; Bucktown Arts Center, W. 2nd St; Tour the Antoine LeClaire House Mansion; Boyler’s Blacksmith Shop Saloon (Oldest continuously operating saloon in the state of Iowa) Instructor: Anderson

Tuesday, July 18, 2-4:30 p.m., $9.00, The Outing Club, Davenport, IA (XSPTR-33-SGR01)

Deere and Company/Now & Then (#182062)

Tour the John Deere Historic Site and Deere & Company World Headquarters. Marvel at the stunning Deere & Company World Headquarters, visit the display floor that features an assortment of equipment and memorabilia. Tour a replica os the nineteenth centure blacksmith shop–sparks included and the original Deere family home. Instructor: Decker

Thursday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., $54.00, Modern Woodmen Park (Florian Keen parking lot), includes box lunch and motorcoach. (XSPTR-34-SGR01)

Houseboats on the Mississippi (#182061)

The Deere family has had a long history of boating. Learn about the family’s houseboats that cruised up and down the Mississippi River in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Instructor: Small.

Thursday, August 24, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., $22.00, The Outing Club, Davenport, IA, includes lunch (XSPLL-1077-SGR01)