In the continuation of an incredible friendship that’s blossomed between Muscatine and China since the visit of China’s President Xi Jinping before he was president in 1985, the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra performed in Muscatine last night. Their performance was outstanding, bringing the crowd of about 1,000 people to its feet four times for three encores. … More Chinese orchestra performs in Muscatine
In less than a month, the world famous China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra (CBCO) will be performing in Muscatine. CBCO is a national level Chinese Orchestra that was established in 1953 as one of the five troupes of the China Broadcasting Performing Arts Troupe. The orchestra has performed in more than 70 countries and regions to … More World-renowned China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra coming to Muscatine
Muscatine is extremely proud of its history with Mark Twain, who wrote for our local paper, The Muscatine Journal (still in existence), and spent a summer here in 1855. So proud, in fact, that 160 years later, you can find a quote from him about us written all over the place, from signs to literature to … More Never any that equaled them
On the first Friday of every December since 1984, the Muscatine community — and guests — have come together to celebrate during the Holiday Stroll. The Stroll features a lighted parade, which this year saw the addition of a group of kids carrying lanterns, as well as a number of public performances in diverse venues … More Strolling through the holidays
On Monday, Nov. 30, we (the Muscatine Convention and Visitors Bureau) held a party for former Muscatine resident Mark Twain’s 180th birthday! Twain lived here for about a summer in 1855, and even wrote for our local paper, the Muscatine Journal. In his book Life on the Mississippi, he wrote of our sunsets, saying “And I remember … More Happy 180th Birthday Mark Twain!
Contributing author: Kim Warren One of the best things about living in Muscatine is all the free family activities offered all year long. I am not a Muscatine native and have continued to be impressed with how supportive the community is of young families. Three community events have become holiday season traditions in our family. … More Free Family Friendly Holiday Activities