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.

Butterworth Center

1105-8th Street,

Moline, Illinois



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!

Come learn about how a deadly tornado in 1883, a country doctor, and some Sisters of Saint Francis laid the foundation for a medical center that now treats over a million patients every year from 50 states and 150 countries.  Ken Burns'latest documentary, THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH - HOPE - SCIENCE, blends historical narrative with contemporary patient stories to show how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years—and what that can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today.


After the 30-minute preview screening, learn from local historians about

healthcare and other happenings in the Quad Cities at the time the

Mayo Clinic was getting started.


Preview Screening and

Panel Discussion





3p, Monday, September 17th

free open to the public

Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House

1105-8th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265


(309) 743-2700

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