The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 700 22nd St, Rock Island, has a variety of activities planned for the month of March.
The current exhibit right is on Abraham Lincoln, with drawings, photos and stories by Lloyd Ostendorf. Ostendorf wrote five books on Lincoln and was considered an authority on Lincoln’s life.
A mini-museum program will begin this month at the Moline Public Library with a document titled “The First Woman President.” With Women’s History Month, other mini-museums are on display with documents from women: Lisa Meitner, Amelia Earnhart, Edith Bolling Wilson and Abigail Adams – all part of the Karpeles collection of over a million of documents.
A scavenger hunt will take place in March to take visitors through the main areas of the museum with prizes for children at the end. Go Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MUSEUM MARCH MADNESS TOURS
Three tours will take visitors through the entire building – even the heart of the organ and the main basements. Visitors will learn about the Karpeles family, the museum and the original church.
Days and times are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5; 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16; and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.
Hands-On Saturday will run all day March 12. Visitors can explore the changing role of women in clothing and sewing over the years. Visitors can stop by any time during the day or sign up for one of the classes to make a sewing kit. Classes will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY: FINDING THE LEPRECHAUN’S POT OF GOLD
For St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, a “Find the Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold” activity will be presented.
Entry, tours and classes this month are all free. For more information or to register, email Kmuseumrki@aol.com