A new exhibit will premier this weekend at a favorite museum in eastern Iowa. The exhibit not only will take you back in time to your childhood but also feature art from local artists.

The exhibit, Tails from Tales: Storybook Beasts! opens at the Putnam Museum in Davenport on Saturday and it's an exhibit you need to check out.

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New Exhibit Opens At The Putnam Museum

The Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St.) in Davenport is proud to announce the opening of the new featured exhibit Tails from Tales: Storybook Beasts!

This exhibit brings the nostalgia of all your favorite children’s stories to life with animals from the Putnam’s collection. Some of the stories that will be featured are The Mitten by Jan Brett, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber along with many other childhood favorites.

Putnam Museum
Putnam Museum

The exhibit will feature a reading nook with copies of books so visitors will be able to relax and read an old childhood favorite or discover a new favorite book during their visit. The Putnam has partnered with 19 local artists to create works of art that are inspired by 19 great storybooks, old and new. These artworks will be on display throughout the duration of the exhibit.

The support and interest that the Putnam received to be a part of this exhibit by the artistic community in the Quad Cities was overwhelming and we are so grateful to be able to work with these incredible talents to create something special and memorable for our community.

Tails from Tales will open this Saturday, November 18, and will run until May 28. We will be celebrating the opening of the exhibit with a free showing of the movie Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile at 2 pm. This book is featured in the exhibit, and the film celebrates everything that is wonderful about this childhood classic. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this free with museum admission showing and celebrate opening this wonderful exhibit with us.

Tails from Tales: Storybook Beasts is a Putnam Museum original exhibit curated by Christine Chandler, curator of Natural Sciences at the Putnam. This exhibit will be included in general admission to the museum which is $12 for adults and $10 for children.

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