Mysteries of the Museum: 2024 Gala

Mysteries of the Museum 2024 Gala at the Putnam Museum Davenport, IA.

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.

Mysteries of the Museum

We are excited to invite you to our 2024 Putnam Gala, Mysteries of the Museum. Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 6:00 pm in the Putnam Grand Lobby for an exclusive first look at a newly discovered, rare artifact from the historic Putnam collection.

In addition to this exciting reveal, guests will have exclusive access to a variety of other rarely seen, mysterious artifacts and specimens from the Putnam’s extensive 250,000 item collection. Spend an evening exploring the museum’s collection, indulge in delicious food and drinks in a party atmosphere unlike any other.

We are also excited to offer opportunities to support the mission of the Putnam through a wine pull and silent & live auctions. At just $90 per person, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy an incredible evening while supporting the invaluable work of the museum. Join us at the 2024 Putnam Gala and uncover the mysteries of the museum!

February 24, 2024
6pm – 10 pm  |  Putnam Grand Lobby
$90 per person  |  $720 per table (8)

Get your tickets now!

Shop & Support Our Silent Auction

Look through the items in our silent auction and get a leg up on the other bidders. Or if you are unable to attend the gala you can still support the Putnam by bidding on items or supporting one of the many worthy causes featured in the online silent auction. 

Online Silent Auction opens February 12 at

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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