Join the Putnam Guild

Putnam Guild members conducting science experiments in the Fab Lab at the Putnam Museum.

Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Advocate For the Putnam

The Putnam Museum Guild is dedicated to supporting the Putnam Museum and Science Center through fundraising, volunteering, and promoting the museum throughout the community.

Founded in 1960 to help preserve and organize all of the museum’s artifacts before they were moved from downtown Davenport to the museum’s current site, the Guild is a vital part of the Putnam’s existence!

Why Join?

Membership in the Putnam Museum Guild is open to men and women of all ages, interests, and backgrounds. The only requirements are an interest in and willingness to get involved, the determination to support the work of the Putnam Museum and Science Center, and a payment of modest annual dues. (Dues are $10 annually for a regular membership or $25 annually for a sustaining membership.)

In joining the Guild, you benefit yourself, the Putnam, your community museum and science center, and generations of community residents. Below are several ways that the Guild is involved in the Putnam Museum and Science Center. 

Want To Join or Learn More?

Contact Gale Hoff via email at or call 563-210-1591.

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Join the group and like our page to follow along with the latest!

Get Involved with the Guild

Members of the Putnam Guild viewing an artifact with a museum curator in the museum collection.

Annual Meeting

Held on the last Thursday of May, the Guild’s annual meeting  is a luncheon to remember. It includes wonderful food, entertainment, reports from the President…

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Putnam Guild members conducting science experiments in the Fab Lab at the Putnam Museum.

Special Projects

The Putnam Museum Guild provides volunteer support to the museum. Projects range from preparing quarterly and special mailings to assisting with membership duties. Volunteering as…

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Please Note: The Museum & Science Center will be closed for maintenance, cleaning, and updates January 8 -12.

We will resume normal hours on Saturday (1/13). Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support!

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