November 2017 Newsletter

The November 2017 Rock Island Preservation Society newsletter celebrates both the history and the future of Longview Park. You’ll enjoy the pictures of work done on the Chalet in preparation for the 100th Birthday Celebration of the Chalet. And you can read about how our local parks were part of a bigger, nation-wide program in the … [ Continued

August 2017 Newsletter

  Try to imagine yourself at the dedication of the Rock Island County Courthouse in 1897. Jaan Sturgis’ article details all the pomp and excitement of the spring day that citizens from around the county gathered to celebrate the opening of our “temple of justice”. There are photos, both historic and current, of the architectural … [ Continued

May 2017 Newsletter

RIPS Newsletter 05-2017 (1) This newsletter lists our Awards for the year and also contains stories about the Underground Railroad quilts featured in an I-80 rest stop near Iowa City.  A notice about an upcoming meeting to learn more about future plans for the historic Rock Island County Courthouse is also here.