December 9, 2013
Join us for our annual membership holiday dinner and program at the Butterworth Center. Dinner will begin at 6:30, followed by a program by Curt Roseman on Wharton Field House & Browning Field. Prepaid reservations ($12.50/person) must be made by Wednesday, December 4 to Chris Van Lancker at 310 15th Street, Moline.
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.
In late 2012, MPS joined other community leaders to raise more than $160,000 to save the last surviving train depot in Moline. Learn more about our efforts at our special website, Save The Moline Depot.