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The Karpeles Manuscript Museum

700 22nd St, Rock Island, IL 61201-2613
+1 309-788-0806
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My mouth was hanging open...

Ok, I will admit it, I really didn't want to go, but wife and son heard they has paperwork there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LTCSPG
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Davenport, Iowa
Wonderful building and exhibit

The wonderful woman who runs this museum really made our stop there a special treat. From showing... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
BorneoMel
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Borneo
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2 weeks ago
“My mouth was hanging open...”
Dec 5, 2016
“Wonderful building and exhibit”
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700 22nd St, Rock Island, IL 61201-2613
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, I will admit it, I really didn't want to go, but wife and son heard they has paperwork there pertaining to the Wright brothers. Did they ever!!!! Writings, letters, drawings, and orders that pertained to the Wright Brothers after their first historic flight. The...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

The wonderful woman who runs this museum really made our stop there a special treat. From showing us around the amazing building to telling us about the great collection and the goals of the Karpeles family, she was so hospitable. The collectionw as very good...More

1  Thank BorneoMel
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

There is a lot more to "manuscripts" than simply people's signatures, and the Karpeles Manuscript Museum makes this abundantly clear. The exhibition room displays a collection of documents hand written by famous (and also not-so-famous) historical individuals, in such a way that you can get...More

2  Thank 00Bruce00
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a museum that is owned by a family that appreciates collecting and preserving manuscripts and old artifacts. The exhibits travel and change every month so there is always something new to look at. The guide that worked there was so excited about what...More

1  Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

My boyfriend and I visited The Karpeles Manuscript Museum today, it was an unexpected delight. As we walked through the door we were greeted by possibly the most pleasant and enthusiastic gentleman I have ever met. The host Bryan was knowledgeable in regards to the...More

2  Thank Randyl M
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

While touring Broadway Historic District, you have to stop here. Not only do they have some amazing historical documents and artifacts, they also hold many neighborhood events on the premises. The building was abandoned for many years and is slowly being restored to its former...More

6  Thank Anthony H
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

I've never really been to a museum like this. The place is made up of displayed manuscripts that rotate every few months. The manuscripts are selective by necessity, and not comprehensive. You get a glimpse into what the documents look like and day for the...More

1  Thank Steven A
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

We visited this small museum on a Saturday and were the only ones there. Bryan was a wonderful host, full of energy and information. The temporary exhibit at the time featured manuscripts relating to John Adams; the previous exhibit was related to Sigmund Freud. Not...More

Thank Jacquelyn P
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

There are only a few items on exhibit but worth an hour of your time. Looking for something to do on a weekend, this is worth a short visit.

1  Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

The museum is housed in the former Christian Science Church which was built in 1914 and is a National Historic Landmark. That in itself makes it interesting. The current display is Sigmund Freud's original writings concerning his views on psychoanalysis, some in German and some...More

1  Thank QCfoodie
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