Uninvited Guests: Haunted Mansions of the QC
October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree – $5
Are some of the QC’s mansions truly haunted? The Quad Cities has several beautiful and stately homes. Many of them have remained, playing host to many people over the decades. But do some of them linger there still, like uninvited guests in the lives of the current occupants? Join historian and storyteller John Brassard Jr. for stories of unexpected deaths, ghosts, and the unexplained. Was the former William Bettendorf mansion haunted by Elizabeth Staby Bettendorf, the inventor’s widow? Do the former commandants still walk the halls of Quarters One on Arsenal Island? Listen, and decide for yourself if these homes have uninvited guests.
John Brassard Jr. is an author, historian, and storyteller from Eastern Iowa. He is the author of three books and has written several newspaper and magazine articles on Iowa history. John has given multiple presentations across the state, as well as given numerous radio and podcast interviews. He is also the host of his own podcast, The Kitchen Table Historian, a show about true crime, dark history, and the paranormal throughout the Midwest.