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MUSEUM WEEK EVENTS

Music on the Lawn, June 12th

Calling all families for an unforgettable Music on the Lawn concert -- June 12th, 6:30p, at Deere-Wiman House (817 11th Avenue, Moline)

Come early, beginning at 5:00p, for a variety of free family activities—old-fashioned games, a balloon artist, and a face painter

Meet spirited Mister G (aka Ben Gundersheimer), hailed as a “bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, whose Latin GRAMMY Award-winning music dissolves social borders and fosters cross-cultural connections. His musical themes include awareness of children’s welfare, ecology, and social justice; and he describes his work as “leveraging the power of music to educate, inspire, and empower young people.” Best of all, he knows how to throw a musical good time that gets everyone’s toes tapping in bilingual harmony.

Bring a picnic supper (if you like!), a blanket for sitting on the spacious Deere-Wiman House lawn, and lots of energy for singing and dancing along with Mister G.

FREE Guided Tours, June 12 - 14th, 2:30p

Beginning at Deere-Wiman House (817 11th Avenue, Moline) each day at 2:30p, guided tours tour both Deere family homes (Deere-Wiman House and Butterworth Center). No reservations needed. Call 309-743-2701 with questions.

Deere-Wiman House
Tours of Deere-Wiman House offer a glimpse into Victorian family life. Points of interest include a nearly complete set of Audubon chromolithographs and a Kimball pipe organ.  The home's seven acres feature gardens and walkways.

Butterworth Center
Tours of Butterworth Center lead guests through three floors. Points of interest include a music room with pipe organ of twenty-six ranks and a 50-foot 18th Century Italian ceiling painting. The gardens feature pathways that wind past a fountain, through a large pergola, and into a charming gazebo. 

ABOUT BUTTERWORTH & DEERE-WIMAN HOMES http://www.butterworthcenter.com/

Address: 817 11th Avenue, Moline and 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL.

Admission: Free

Phone: 309-743-2701

Hours: Gardens are open during daylight hours.  Tours of the homes are offered Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2:30 pm beginning at the Deere-Wiman House.  Please call 309-743-2700 for more information.  Tours for groups of 10 or larger will be offered by appointment, weekdays. Contact  gsmall@butterworthcenter.com or 309-743-2701

Welcome to Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House, located in the Overlook District of Moline, Illinois. Both historic homes once belonged to John Deere’s descendants but are now operated by the William Butterworth Foundation. They serve as year-round sites for quality educational and cultural events, meeting space for not-for-profit organizations, and tours for local, national, and international visitors.  The outdoor gardens are open every day!

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

scheduleMonday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
location_on817 11th Avenue, Moline
309-743-2701