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One Hundred Years and Counting

Paul Norton Mansion Watercolor

One hundred years is a big deal! The Joseph Bettendorf Mansion was completed in 1915, so as a way to celebrate we are hosting a Holiday Open House and Centennial Celebration this Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00. The Parents' Council has beautifully decorated the mansion for the season, and we will be serving light refreshments, including one hundred year old cookies. I mean, cookies made from a hundred year old recipe. Several of the faculty and staff members will be dressed in period costumes and providing fun facts about the mansion, the school, and the Bettendorf family. There will be live music from 1:00-2:00 provided by musicians connected with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. The event is open to the entire community, so please invite your friends and neighbors to check out this historical treasure, one of the most beautiful homes in the entire Quad Cities.

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