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Visit Quad Cities and area museums have teamed up again for Quad Cities Museum Week.  After taking a hiatus during the pandemic last June, the annual celebration is back again for its fifth year on June 6-13, 2021.  For all the details go to www.qcmuseumweek.com. Museums throughout the Quad Cities region will welcome visitors with activities, new exhibits, discounted admissions, tours, special programs, and more. “We're back and ready for visitors.  This year, 14 museums are … Read More

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th Birthday party for two of its 1919 trucks on Friday, July 12th at 2:30 pm; a 1919 International Model F1 and a 1919 Pierce Arrow The event will coincide with this year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 11-13.  The public is welcome to attend the celebration. “The 1919 International is the first truck Bill Moon ever purchased”, says Dave Meier, museum curator. “He kept the truck at his house under the car port. His kids played on it and Bill … Read More

June 12, 2019

Phantom 309

Red Sovine released the song “Phantom 309” in 1967, almost a decade before CB truckin’ songs became super popular. It’s about a haunted 18-wheeler. The song is a first-person narrative by a hitchhiker who’s trying to return home from the West Coast. After three days, at a crossroad in the pouring rain, he flags down a tractor-trailer driven by a guy named “Big Joe.” Big Joe drives through the night and drops the narrator at a truck stop, flipping him a dime for a cup of coffee … Read More

The 16th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 at Glynn's Creek Golf Course.

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum is participating in the Quad Cities Museum Week, June 8-15. Learn more about Quad Cities Museum week and the other museum participating.  

  QUAD CITIES MUSEUM WEEK Explore art, history and culture June 9-17, 2018 Museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the fourth annual Quad Cities Museum Week.  Enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. Museum Week is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to get out and explore.  Each museum features its own unique theme, history, galleries … Read More

  Read the complete list here: https://bestthingsia.com/museums/

On Friday, July 14, 2017 at 2:30pm, we will be celebrating the 100th Birthday of our 1017 Velie. Please join us for cake!  

On June 17 through 25, over 20 museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the third annual Quad Cities Museum Week. Enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. This year’s theme will be “QC Spotlight”.  Each museum will feature people, items, inventions, products, and  historical  events that spotlight and tell a story about the Quad Cities. Get out and learn … Read More

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th Birthday party for its 1916 Mack AC truck on Friday, July 15th at 2:30 pm.  The event will coincide with this year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 14-16.  The public is welcome to attend the celebration. “We are fortunate to have this Mack AC.  It is the first one built of the 40,299 that were manufactured between 1916 -1938”, says Dave Meier, museum curator. “It was actually shown at the Boston Auto Show when it was new and then sold to … Read More

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