The Putnam Museum is getting some much needed money from the city of Davenport.
Last night, the city council agreed to give the Putnam $150,000 for operating expenses.
The museum draws almost 200 thousand visitors a year through its exhibits, outreach and education programs.
The Putnam has been privately funded by trusts for over 100 years, but now they're in need of some extra money.
"It's time that we needed to ask the city to step up and help us with some operational support in order to be able to continue to provide the great opportunities and services and experiences that we provide for the community," says Kim Findlay, President, Putnam Museum.
Aldermen referred to the Putnam Museum as an asset to the community.