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2/6/19 - MPS joined forces with the Rock Island Preservation Society, Broadway Historic District, Landmarks Illinois and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to file a lawsuit against the Rock Island County Board and the Public Building Commission in order to save the historic Rock Island County Courthouse.



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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 click the "Become a Member" button below, fill out the membership form and mail it in with your payment. 

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.

Investing in the future by preserving our past