Following the nine monthly board meetings, there is Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society dinner meeting featuring a different guest speaker each month. The speakers cover a variety topics related to Arsenal Island and surrounding area history. These meetings are open to all members of the Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society and the general public.

Past speakers include

  • Frances Plumb as Betsy Ross
  • Mr. Rudy Vallejo, Kickapoo tribe of Kansas
  • Terry Nelson, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (retired)
  • Mary Evans, Education Specialist at the Hoover Presidential Library
  • Karen O'Connor, Davenport Public Library
  • Dave Coopman, local author
If you are interested in being a guest speaker or recommending a guest speaker for a Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society dinner meeting, please complete the form below.

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