A Timeline of Our Activities


Summer: Informal meetings begin
November 27: Articles of Incorporation approved by State of Illinois
December 13: Board formed; officers elected (C. Roseman, Pres.; D. Coopman, VP: E. Roseman, Secr.; R. Schantz, Treas.)


February 28: 501 c 3 status approved by IRS
Summer: WQUA: Moline's Hometown Station book published


May 15: Grant from Riverboat Development Agency for corn husking documentary
May 19: Grant from Moline Foundation for Riverside Cemetery book
June: Grant from Pioneer Hi-Breds International for corn husking documentary
October 28: Grant from CHS Foundation for corn husking documentary


September 29: Premiere of the video documentary: When Farmers Were heroes: The Era of National Corn Husking Contests at the Figge Art Museum
December 19: Echoes from Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Illinois book launch at Rock Island County Historical Society


May 14: Grant from the Riverboat Development Authority for the Rock Island prison documentary
August 20: First showing of corn husking documentary on Iowa Public Television
December: Sponsored a public showing of the 1950 Movie, Rock Island Trail, plus footage of a parade from its premiere
December: New officers elected: (R. Schantz, Pres.; C. Roseman, VP; E. Roseman, Secr.; D. Coopman, Treas.)


January 7: Donation from RI Arsenal Development Group for the RI Prison documentary
Summer: Corn husking documentary first shown on Nebraska Educational Television
July: E. Sidran elected secretary of the board
November: Grant from the Moline Preservation Society for the American Dream book.


March: Building the American Dream: A Swedish Immigrant Carpenter, Contractor, and Family in Moline, Illinois book published
July 7: First public showing of the video documentary: The Rock Island Prison: Andersonville of the North? 


May: Grant received from the Riverboat Development Authority for a video documentary on Zebulon Pike's expedition on the Upper Mississippi River
Summer: First showing of the RI Prison Documentary on Iowa Public Television


January: Elizabeth Mercer Roseman elected President, Joyce Haack elected Treasurer and Gena Schantz elected as Vice President.
February: A Century of Players, Performers, and Pageants: Wharton Field House and Browning Field, Moline, Illinois was published. 
July: Diann Moore elected board secretary.
September:  First showing of the RI Prison documentary on WQPT, Quad Cities Public Television
November: Grant received from the Riverboat Development Authority to begin work on our documentary on the first railroad bridge to cross the Mississippi.


January: C. Roseman presented on The American Dream at PEO in Moline.


August: C. Roseman presented on Wharton Field House to the Rock Island County Historical Society.


August: C. Roseman elected as president of the board.
August: Premiere of East Meets West at the Figge Art Museum, showing of East Meets West at Moline Public Library.


April: East Meets West received the Silver Eddy award at the Cedar Rapids Film Festival
June: East Meets West played at the Putnam large-screen theater.
September: Roseman presented Buillding the American Dream at the annual RICHS luncheon.


March: Roseman presented a Heritage display at the annual Henry Farnam Dinner .
 Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities Area, written by Roseman and Replinger, published.
September: Roseman & Replinger presented on historic bridges
Colonel Davenport book, written by G. Schantz, published.