Davenport Iowa

Bix Beiderbecke Museum Opens July 24th!

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Anyone that loves Dixieland Jazz knows the name of Leon Bismark (Bix) Beiderbecke and now jazz enthusiasts and those that love history and music have reason to celebrate.  The Bix Beiderbecke Museum opens Friday July 24th! The museum is located in the basement of the River Music Experience also known as the Redstone Building. Today, […]

Tour of the Beautiful Blackhawk Hotel

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At this year’s Gathering of the Green in Davenport Iowa, we stayed at the beautiful historic Blackhawk Hotel. The hotel not only opened their doors to allow John Deere machinery in the hotel to provide as Sheldon Wellman said, “A touch of Iowa.” While staying we found out that they also offer a tour of […]

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If you love John Deere tractors, memorabilia, tours etc. mark your calendar and start planning to attend the 2016 Gathering of the Green. The show only comes around once every two years and it goes by like a flash of lightening.  Now is the time to secure hotel rooms, register for the show and tours. […]

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Ode to Gathering of the Green!

We remember the old John Deere’s Along with the new The Gathering of the Green Was green through and through Displays and vendors Vied for attention and time Enthusiasts wondered about Considering how to spend their hard earned dime Much was educational Learning restoration tips Visiting with others Hearing stories from their lips The days […]

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