Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House hosts a variety of free family events throughout the

year. Blossoms at Butterworth — held each June — features outdoor music, refreshments, and old-fashioned games, as well as tours of the local historic Overlook Neighborhood and two Deere family homes. A traditional 19th Century Christmas open house marks the start of the holiday season on the first Sunday afternoon of December. Other annual events, such as Evenings at Butterworth and Music on the Lawn, appeal to visitors from preschoolers to senior citizens.

Evenings at Butterworth

Music On The Lawn

Music at Butterworth

Fridays at DW

19th Century Christmas

Looking for exciting new perspectives? Check out Evenings at Butterworth

for in-depth historical presentations in a unique environment. One of the   Quad Cities' classic historic homes, Butterworth offers a special stage for programming you won't find anywhere else.

Join us in the Butterworth    library for presentations

that are sure to delight!

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The outdoor summer concert is a cherished  piece of Americana - and it's going strong at the Deere-Wiman House! Custom-made for local children, our Music on the Lawn Series offers a unique opportunity to picnic and enjoy live music in a family-friendly environment. The concerts are held on the lawn, nestled between the gardens and the historic Deere-Wiman House.


Daytime concerts in June and July are open to children and staff of Quad City daycare centers and homecare operations. To ensure adequate accommodations, the daytime concerts are available by reservation only. Evening family concerts in June and July are open to the public. There is no charge for admission. Bring blankets or lawn chairs; picnic suppers are allowed.

Music On The Lawn

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Music at Butterworth cap off your week with a unique performance in an intimate setting: Music at Butterworth! Renowned performers from the international stage present exciting new work in an old world, salon environment. Guests enjoy unparalleled access to performers in a relaxed, afternoon concert; light refreshments complete the experience. Featured artists are part of the Visiting Artists Series of Quad          City Arts.

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Visiting Artists

19th Century Christmas

Beautiful decorations throughout both homes

Exclusive appearance by Santa Claus. (bring your camera!)

Free book for each of Santa’s first 400 visitors

Face painting for children and caricature artist

Children’s make-and-take crafts in the Deere-Wiman Carriage House

Children's make-and-take crafts (sponsored by WQPT Quad Cities PBS)

   in the Education Center

19th Century Christmas

December 3, 2017


A Quad Cities tradition is just around the corner – 19th Century Christmas at Butterworth Center & Deere- Wiman House. Free family activities are planned for all ages, from Santa handing out books to children in the Butterworth Education Center to cookies and punch for all visitors in the elegant Butterworth Center dining room. This year, we celebrate the musical talents of local young people with several choral and instrumental performances throughout         the day.



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Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House

1105-8th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265


(309) 743-2700

MAKING THE CONNECTION: French Moderns Monet to Matisse 1850-1950

Let’s get ready for the exciting exhibit coming to the Figge Art Museum in the fall of 2018. The 45-minute art talk offers an introduction to the traveling exhibition from Brooklyn Museum. Enjoy hearing about some of the artworks from exhibition, French Moderns Monet to Matisse, connect with the lives of the artists and styles during the time period from 1850 -1950. Local art lecturer, Carol Ehlers will share slides of the artwork from the exhibition.

French Moderns Monet to Matisse  will be at the Figge Art Museum from October 5, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Come connect to the wonderful artwork you will see in the fall.


Art Talk at Butterworth Center

April 15, 3p

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