DynCorp International is proud to support the Arsenal of Innovation exhibit at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa, opening Saturday, June 6, 2015. The exhibit will showcase artifacts from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum collection that highlight the history of innovations made in manufacturing and weaponry through the years. Museum visitors will also learn about what is done at the Arsenal currently and how it has impacted the Quad Cities region.
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island Arsenal is an active U.S. Army facility located on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River. It is the largest U.S. government-owned and operated arsenal. The Arsenal is home to First Army, the Army Sustainment Command, the Joint Munitions Command, Army Contracting Command and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
A joint service provider for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, the Arsenal also supports more than 54,000 Active, Reserve component, retired Military, civilian employees.
The Putnam Museum
The Putnam Museum was founded in December 1867 as the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences and was one of the first museums established west of the Mississippi River. Early on, the Putnam brought regional history, anthropology, ethnology and natural science learning opportunities to the people of eastern Iowa and western Illinois, and from its early days, the museum placed a special emphasis on educating children, providing outreach programs to the local community.
The Putnam currently offers unique, immersive, hands-on learning experiences to 150,000 visitors annually, including 35,000 school children each year. Their mission is to inspire ideas, dialogue and interaction among people of all ages through entertaining experiences that connect them to history, cultures, nature and the environment, by preserving collections and presenting educational programs, films and exhibits. The Putnam aims to preserve the region’s treasures, educate people of all ages in unique and lasting ways and connect people to each other as they experience science, history, cultures and environments throughout time and across the globe.