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Welcome to Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House, located in the Overlook District of Moline, Illinois. Both historic homes once belonged to John Deere’s descendants but are now operated by the William Butterworth Foundation. They serve as year-round sites for quality educational and cultural events, meeting space for not-for-profit organizations, and tours for local, national, and international visitors.
Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House
1105-8th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265
Professor Johnston often said that if you didn't know history,
you didn't know anything.
You were a leaf that didn't know it was part of a tree.
~Michael Crichton, Timeline
In a certain sense all men are historians.
~Thomas Carlyle, Essays: On History
History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
People tend to forget that the word "history"
contains the word "story".
~ Ken Burns
History: gossip well told.
~Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary
Tours are available throughout the year. Donations are welcome
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Tours offered Wednesdays, Thursdays
and Fridays 2:30p beginning at the
Please call 309-743-2700
for more information
Tours for groups of 10 or larger will be
offered by appointment, weekdays.
December 2, 2018
Sunday Tours – July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
(Music on the Lawn)
Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets
Free family concert
July 11, 2018
(Evenings at Butterworth Center)
March 9, 2018
Sunday Tours – August 5, 12, 19, 26
Sept 4th 2018
(Evenings at Butterworth)