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Davenport School Museum Re-opens

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Davenport School Museum
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the 1920 Jackson Elementary School baseball team

Just in time for this year's Museum Week in the Quad Cities, the Davenport School Museum has re-opened after being closed by the pandemic.

Director Rosanne Krubsack says it's located in the J.B. Young Opportunity Center and staffed by volunteers who are all retired Davenport teachers.

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Davenport School Museum
talk about warm and fuzzy memories ?!

"It's just fascinating to see the collection and what can be done with it. We get a lot of genealogy requests, people coming in looking for photos of their grandparents or graduation dates."

The museum features high school newspapers going back to the 1800's, and yearbooks starting in 1905, plus band uniforms, photographs, and sports team films.

The Davenport School Museum is now open for two hours on Mondays, plus four hours each on Thursdays and Fridays. It also hosts a Facebook page featuring photos and other information about the history of the school district.