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  • Davenport School Museum
    1702 N. Main Street (lower level)
    Davenport, IA 52803
    Phone: 563-336-7540
    email: museum@davenportschools.org

  • News, Events, and Announcements

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    The Museum is open.
    Visitors:
    Face masks are required and limit of two per group.
    Feel free to contact us via e-mail or phone. Volunteers are able to answer questions, assist with research, and accept donated items. 
     
     
    The Davenport Schools museum is relocated in the J.B. Young Opportunity Center at 1702 N. Main Street (lower level).

    The Museum hours:

    • Mondays   9:00am – 11:00am
    • Thursdays  10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Fridays  — currently closed

    Research, tours and lectures can be arranged.
    Free admission
    Handicapped Accessible

    For more information, Contact Us.

     

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    How a 28-year-old first-grader overcame the odds after breaking free from slavery  

    Our Mission

     

    The Davenport School Museum serves as a resource for learning and preservation of the history of Davenport Community Schools through the acquisition of historically and culturally significant objects and records.

    History

    The history of Davenport, its people, and its schools is one of hard work, determination, and educational excellence. Antoine LeClaire, founder of our city, played a key role in the exploration of the Mississippi River region in the early 1800s.  From 1874 to 1878, Phebe W. Sudlow served Davenport as the first female public school superintendent in the United States.  During the Great Depression, our community did not sit idly by to passively weather the economic woes; we instead rallied around our public schools and built six beautiful new facilities for our students.

    This industrious spirit is still found in our students, educators, and community at present day.  Nearly 16,000 students attend the Davenport Community Schools, one of the largest school districts in Iowa ‒ a state that is well-known for its excellent educational programming.  Among these students, nearly 1,000 receive their high school diplomas every year.  Each of our graduates is fully prepared to become our future engineers, teachers, and artists. They, together with our teachers, involved