Become a Member!
Support local preservation by becoming a member of the Moline Preservation Society. Members receive monthly newsletters and invitations to MPS events. We love when our members are actively involved but understand the many activities competing for your time and attention. A dues only membership helps support MPS preservation efforts while providing the member with the benefit of a tax deduction. To apply, please complete the attached membership form, attach a check and mail to Moline Preservation Society, P.O. Box 9141, Moline, IL 61265.
MPS members met with State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island to advocate for historic tax credits. Halpin has introduced legislation providing an income tax credit on expenditures spent rehabilitating historic structures.
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.