A drawing of the V.O. Figge Natural Science Wing addition to the Putnam in 1995.
Editorial Page Editor, Quad-City Times
Putnam curator Susan Cassel poses before the mummies exhibit in 1969.
TOP: William H. Pratt, one of the Davenport museum's four founders. This public school penmanship teacher's records remain legible today.
Inventory of a time capsule placed in the cornerstone of the Davenport Public Museum at 704 Brady St., Oct. 4, 1961.
Joseph Duncan Putnam joined the Davenport Academy of Sciences as a youth, then became its first editor.
David Sprouse, 5, of East Moline examines the Putnam's mummy exhibit in the 1960s.
An early location of the Davenport Public Museum at 704 N. Brady Street.
Marjorie Schroeder, of Pleasant Valley, poses in 1961 with the oil portrait she painted of museum benefactor W. C. Putnam.