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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

700 22nd Street, Rock Island IL 61201 | 309-788-0806
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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums house the world’s largest private holding of important manuscripts and documents. The Rock Island Manuscript Library is located in a Christian Science church that was built in 1914. Crafted in the Palladian style, the inner dome of the building consists of more than 8,000 colored fish scale glass panes on a wooden support structure. The museum hosts various shows throughout the year featuring manuscripts, displays, letters and documents from famous individuals.


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