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Motorcycle exhibit opens at Putnam Museum and Science Center

Quad Cities' Putnam Museum and Science Center has opened new exhibit titled, "Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition."
Winter-Wheels

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Putnam’s next exhibition is a ride through history on two wheels. Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition will run from November 13, 2021 - April 3, 2022. This original, community-curated exhibition features gleaming vintage, classic, and antique motorcycles of all makes and models, all displayed at the Putnam Museum and Science Center, the Quad Cities’ Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.

“From the beginning, Winter Wheels was meant as a celebration of the motorcycle by showcasing bikes of all shapes and sizes, and our community has not disappointed,” Putnam Vice President of Museum Experiences Benjamin Johnson said. “We are extremely excited to host this collaboratively curated exhibition of two-wheel history. Owners from across the Quad Cities and beyond have generously supported this exhibition, and we can’t wait to share this fun assortment of machines with our visitors.”

Putnam Museum and Science Center

This exhibition features motorcycles loaned by motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the region. Limited edition merchandise will also be available in the Putnam Museum Store. Visitors will walk away feeling an appreciation for the engineering, preservation, and artistry of vintage motorcycles.

Exhibit admission is included in the price of general admission, which is $9 for adults, $8 for youth (ages 3-18), seniors, college students and military. Through the Putnam’s Museums for All program, admission is $1 per person for households with the presentation of an EBT card. Admission is free for members.

For more information, visit https://www.putnam.org/exhibits/winter-wheels-antique-motorcycle-exhibition. For groups, or to plan your visit, call 563-324-1933.

Putnam

About the Putnam

The Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th Street in Davenport, Iowa, brings to life a sense of place, time and purpose to ignite human potential and inspire our diverse community to learn about and care for our world and all its people. For more than 150 years, guests have experienced the Putnam’s permanent exhibits ranging from Unearthing Ancient Egypt to our family-favorite science galleries, as well as an array of programs and internationally recognized traveling exhibits. The Putnam is dedicated to helping guests discover and explore in a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  For more information about events and exhibits, visit www.putnam.org

Putnam Museum and Science Center
563-336-7296
1717 W. 12th St.
Davenport, IA 52804
www.putnam.org

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