MPS was founded in 1986 by a group working to prevent the demolition of the 1858 Joseph Huntoon House. The Italianate home, which included hand-painted ceilings by Swedish artist Frank Lundahl, was ultimately demolished. Although the house and its history were lost, a strong Moline Preservation Society emerged as a result.
MPS advocates for the historic preservation, protection, and restoration of historic properties in the City of Moline as both an economic and cultural investment in the future. MPS meetings usually consist of historic property or neighborhood tours, discussions on local history and education around historical landmarks. Although primarily focused on Moline, MPS also collaborates with other organizations to advocate for historic preservation in the greater Quad Cities area which includes Moline, Rock Island, Davenport, and Bettendorf.
Mike Wenthe of Taylor Ridge will be sharing some historical stokes of the ear on local breweries. He has spent his working life in the distribution of beer, wines, and spirits. From his collection of brewery memorabilia, he will inform and entertain us with bottles and crates to photographs and signs. The first known brewery in the area started in 1847 by Peter and August Littig from France. Ignatz Huber joined them and bought them out in 1854. We’ll join the 20th century with the Huber family and descendants stayed in the business.Join us for a beer and some local brewing history.
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