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Rock Island Arsenal Museum visit

August 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Rock Island Arsenal Museum logoAfter an exciting renovation that began in 2021, the Rock Island Arsenal Museum plans to open this summer with new exhibits, stories and experiences for visitors of all ages.

Saturday, Aug. 26
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
3500 North Ave., Rock Island

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Sponsored by the BHC Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center.

About the Rock Island Arsenal Museum

The museum opened July 4, 1905, as The Ordnance Museum at Rock Island Arsenal. It is the second oldest U.S. Army Museum, just behind the West Point Museum, which opened in 1854.

On July 1, 1986, the museum was renamed the Rock Island Arsenal Museum. The phrase “People, Processes, and Products” was coined to explain the important themes in the history of Rock Island Arsenal. While still known for its collection of small arms, the museum refocused itself on the history of the island, its commands, and the products of the Arsenal.

Today, visitors will discover the impact that Rock Island Arsenal has had on national defense and the contributions of the Quad Cities to the U.S. military. This story is told through more than 250 artifacts, hundreds of photos, and digital and physical interactives.


August 26, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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