Aunt Miguela’s Story and Exhibit at the Putnam Museum

Everyone's A Critic! The Putnam Museum presents Mi Casa Nueva: QC Mexican Heritage.
The exhibit promotes the understanding of Mexican culture and examines the contributions of its people to the Quad Cities community. An accompanying video will play in the exhibit hall and air on WQPT beginning in October.Mi Casa Nueva examines the history of the first Mexican immigrants shortly after 1900 and continue through those who are coming to the Quad Cities today. Featured in the exhibit will be images and artifacts relating to the first barrios, people, events, music, dancing, schools, and businesses.

A Special Lunch ‘n’ Learn Opportunity
The Putnam will be honored to host a Lunch ‘n’ Learn with Dr. Susan Matt, Chair and Presidential Distinguished Professor of History at Weber State University and author of the newly published book, Homesickness: An American History (Oxford University Press, 2011), on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Join us at 11:30am for an intimate catered lunch with Dr. Matt. After she will discuss how immigrants, including Hispanic immigrants, have dealt with homesickness and maintained their cultural ties as they have embarked on new lives in this country. Top off your afternoon with dessert and a trip to the newest Putnam exhibition, Mi Casa Nueva: QC Mexican Heritage.

Tickets are $20 for non-members, $15 for members. Advance registration required. Purchase your tickets by contacting Alice Loff at (563) 324-1054 ext. 266.

Exhibit Hall Pricing:
Adult: $7
Senior/Military/Student: $6
Youth: $5
Members: Free

Add exhibit hall admission to any IMAX ticket for $3!

This project is made possible with support from Scott County Regional Authority, Alcoa, the Moline Foundation, and Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by the project do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


On Sunday September 25th 2011 the entrance to the Putnam is free if you are attending the UNITY FEST (also a free activity) which is from 12:00pm to 5:00pm this is when you can view MI CASA NUEVA exhibit at no cost.

One thought on “Aunt Miguela’s Story and Exhibit at the Putnam Museum”

  1. Great news! I will have to see the exhibit. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. MKS

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