Everyone Has a Story to Tell, You'll Hear It Here!
You’re living your history every day. It surrounds us and shapes us.
And at The Putnam, you’ll learn new ways to see the world around you by understanding our past and the past lives of other cultures who make our area a unique and rich tapestry.
For years, visitors to The Putnam have marveled at the secrets of Asia and Ancient Egypt, revealed in our exhibits which feature items collected by noted Quad Citian, B.J. Palmer.
More recently-currated exhibits explore and celebrate the diversity of ethnic groups who now call the Quad Cities home. The museum’s Common Ground exhibit will reveal many little-known facts about the Quad Cities that even life-long residents don’t know.
There’s an entire world inside our four walls. Come inside and listen to all the stories!