Black Hawk State Historic Site

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Garlic Mustard Removal

Celebrate American Culture during Museum Week

Black Hawk State Historic Site welcomes you to the following programs  presented by Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation.

These events are sponsored by Black Hawk State Historic Site in cooperation with Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation, providing education outreach for BHSHS since 1972.

Garlic Mustard Removal

Saturday, May 5th     8:00 a.m.
There will be a orientation and training on Garlic Mustard removal. 
Meet at the A-frame building.

Saturday, May 5th      9:00 a.m.

Meet at Singing Bird Center, located at 46th Ave., (IL Rte5/Blackhawk Rd.) on 15th St. in Rock Island.  Work gloves and long pants are recommended.


Celebrate Native American Culture

Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14

10:00 a.m.-Noon and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Native American culture during Museum Week. Rudy Vallejo, a member of the Kickapoo Nation, will share with visitors the Eagle Dance and the Hoop Dance along with Native American drumming and singing provided by Spirit of the Water drum group on Wednesday June 13th and Thursday the 14th from 10-12 and 1-3 at the Watch Tower Lodge at Black Hawk State Historic Site. His tipi will be set up in the Lodge and available for visitors to view. The dances and singing will be the same for all four times. This event is free.


Quad Cities Museum Week

Explore art, history and culture    

June 9-17, 2018

Museums from across the Quad Cities region will come together for the fourth annual Quad Cities Museum Week. Enjoy this celebration of our regionís museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week.

Museum Week is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to get out and explore. Each museum features its own unique theme, history, galleries and exhibits. Come and discover these wonderful Quad Cities attractions.

We encourage you to tweet and post on your Facebook page about your Museum Week experiences using #QCMUSEUMWEEK.  To find out more about Museum Week, please go to

Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation belongs to the Quad City Visitors and Convention Bureau. All our events are listed on the QCVCB website.

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