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The Schuetzen Park turned 150 years old in 2020. Due to the pandemic, we were not able to properly celebrate this milestone. While sesquicentennial events are being re-organized for later in the year, work to maintain and improve the Park must go on. While much of this effort is completed by volunteers, certain aspect of these projects need professional attention and materials must be paid for. To that end, we have a great way for donors to assist with these projects and receive a real piece of the Schuetzen Park as a memento of our appreciation for your support of this special place.

This miniature beer barrel, crafted from Schuetzen Park wood, symbolizes the cultural and historical ties this site has to our community. The Schuetzen Park proudly served locally produced beer to its guests for more 50 years. It was from the sale of beer that the Schuetzen Park was able to flourish and it was partially due to the prohibition of the sale of beer which the Schuetzen Park was deprived of the resources it needed to continue on.

We offer you the opportunity to own one of these very limited, locally crafted, 6" tall beer barrel banks, proudly engraved with the names of the Schuetzen Park and the Independent Malting Company. As with all natural wood products, each hand-turned bank is unique.

Make a donation of $75.00 or more and we will send you one of these limited production banks. All proceeds benefit Schuetzen Park.

The Independent Malting Company was formed in 1895 when the Zoller brothers built a four story brew house at 2nd & Davie. New cellars and a wash house were added in 1897 & 1898 and a bottling plant, north of the brewery at 1801 W. 3rd St., in 1901. The name of the company then became the Independent Brewing & Malting Company. Old Blackhawk was one of their most famous brands. The company prospered until Iowa "went dry" in 1916. The Independent was kept open for a few years, producing malt products and near beer into the 1920s & being used as an ice and cold storage facility during prohibition. Upon his passing, Heinrich Koehler, President of Independent Malting Company, left a gift of $1,000 to the Schuetzen Park and these funds were used to build the Park's iconic Street Car Pavilion in 1911.

Mail your donation to: Schuetzen Park, 3401 Schuetzen Lane #224, Davenport, Iowa 52804-4353

or pay online at: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2435895