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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
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Butterworth Self Guided Tour
December 2, 2018
Be A Tourist In Your Own Backyard
Butterworth Center is kicking-off the weekend activities – Twisted Tales of the Quad Cities – brought to you by Jeff Adamson of ComedySportz, 7p Butterworth Center (1 hour program)
Special evening at Deere-Wiman House – 6-8p
Featuring special features of the house and curator’s favorite artifacts – come vote on your favorite item.
Light Refreshments Served
Special self-guided tour of Deere-Wiman House – 2:30-5p
Featuring special features of the house and curator’s favorite artifacts
January 21st – 3p – The Moxie Strings
January 21st Music at Butterworth Center
The Moxie Strings – 3p
This Celtic/Bluegrass duo has been inspiring, empowering, and motivating students and teachers through music for ten years.
January 17, 2019
January 18, 2019
January 19, 20, 2019
January 21, 2019
March 29 – 3p and 7p –
The Marian Anderson String Quartet They have performed at many prestigious venues, including Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center in 1993 as part of the 52nd Presidential Inaugural Celebration, and served on the faculty of several universities.
Sept 4, 2018
October 1, 2018
November 4, 2018
(Evenings at Butterworth)
Art Talks at Butterworth Center 3p