The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. is the only free-standing institute of its
kind in the area. Its fundamental aim is to provide a forum for the presentation and the contemporary interaction of diverse cultures, including the healing cultures and their traditions.
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions is concerned with these aspects of culture in their myriad expressions and in the various traditions which are the vehicles for these expressions. The Institute looks at these traditions in contemporary settings.
The Institute encourages ongoing independent individual work in various aspects of contemporary culture including the culture of healing .To this end, The Institute provides a freestanding public, educational forum every Thursday evening. This forum is for Independent Scholars to present their ongoing work to interested co-learners. It occasionally invites speakers for Thursday evening sessions. These sessions are always open to public participants and interested co-learners.
"The existing monuments form an ideal order among themselves, which is modified by the introduction of the new (the really new) work of art among them. The existing order is complete before the new work arrives; for order to persist after the supervention of novelty, the whole existing order must be, if ever so slightly, altered and so the relations, proportions, values of each work of art toward the whole are readjusted; and this is conformity between the old and the new."
- T.S. Eliot
Mysteries of Astronomy - The Top 15
Unanswered Questions of the Heavens
Link: Mysteries of Astronomy by Charles Fisher
About the author:
Charles has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a published author with books written in the techincal field of computer science. Charles is with information Systems at Alcoa and is a resident of Rock Island.
The article by Charles was presented on May 9th 2013 during the
Independent Scholars Evenings.
Continuing open summer forum: Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
"Oral History. Life on the Mississippi: The New Millenium"
This story of our area, written in archival ink and longhand, is maintained at the Independent Scholars Evenings for entries and occasional readings.
Thursday, September 25 - 7:00pm
Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline.
Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m.
ISE is held on 2nd. Floor of the Moline Commercial Club.
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline.
The event is free and open to all.
Light snacks and wine, and beverages are provided.
A cash bar is available.
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural & Healing Traditions, Ltd. A 501(c)3 organization under US laws since 1996.
Contributions may be sent to:
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. 1530 Fifth. Avenue. Moline. IL 61265
All contributions are fully tax-exempt.
Please see our archives.
July's installment of the " River City Radio Hour" which will highlight jazz standards of varying styles and time periods, played by some of the QCA's best and brightest.
Ron Wilson - Bass
Eric Pobanz - Drums
Kyle Kunkler - Piano Josh Forbes - Tenor Saxaphone
Social Hour @ 5:30p.m.
Dinner @ 6:30p.m.
Show @ 7:30p.m.
The Moline Commercial Clubs’ Chef Joe Taylor will be serving a magnificent Gourmet International dinner prior to the show, by reservation only.
Please call 309-762-8547 to make reservation.
Elevator is at the 16th Street entrance.
Tickets for Dinner & Show: $20.00/person
*This event is open to the public and the audience can attend the show without dinner.
Ticket for the show: $5.00
Priority seating is given to guests who make dinner reservations.
Phoenix Hours: 6:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, plus during events at The Moline Club Ballroom