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Henry Farnam Dinner

Event Details

March 18, 2016 5:00 PM — March 18, 2016 9:00 PM
Location: Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University
518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA / 52803
Contact Name: River Action
Email: riveraction@riveraction.org
Phone: 5633222969
Website: www.riveraction.org

Event Description

This year’s Henry Farnam Dinner will focus on the 200th Anniversary of Fort Armstrong. Kris Leinicke, from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, will talk about the Centennial Celebration in 1916. The main speaker for the evening will be Dr. Samuel Watson, Professor of History at the United States, Military Academy, West Point. He is the author of two books on the Army on the Frontier, “Jackson’s Sword:  The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821” and “Peacekeepers and Conquerors:  The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1821-1846.” Dr. Watson will speak about the Army presence at Fort Armstrong and how that Army impacted the local area, as well as regional and national impact not only in warfare, but also in creating stability and working to expand trade.