Join us on Monday, July 9 as the guest speaker is Army Sustainment Command Historian, George Eaton.  Mr. Eaton will speak about the 150 year history of Rock Island Arsenal including the Army's western expansion in the 19th century, the establishment of Fort Armstrong, the building of the Government Bridge, and the construction of the limestone shops, warehouses on the Arsenal. He will also discuss the wide variety of equipment and weapons produced on the installation that have supported our military forces through the years.

An event commemorating the 150th Anniversary will be held on Saturday, July 7.  It is free and open to the public.  Event includes a parade, a USO show at 12, 2, & 4 p.m., a narrated bus tour of Arsenal Island and tours of Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, Locks and Dam 15, the Navy Operational Support Center, COL Davenport House, and Quarters One.  It is free and open to the public.  Gates open at 9 a.m.

Driver's license or state IDs will be required for those over the age of 16. Potential access limits to foreign nationals. No animals allowed except for a service animal.