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“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” -Mahtma Gandhi

The cultural heart and soul of Quincy is alive and well, rooted in rich tradition and pulsing with a continuum of evolution. Details of historical, as well as contemporary  & progressive ideals are evidenced throughout our city streets, structures and people.

The setting of Quincy, is an art in and of itself. Proudly perched on the majestic bluffs overlooking the expansive Mississippi River, the streets were thoughtfully laid out in a symmetric fashion, with “tree” names North of Broadway, and “president” names to the South. Always conscious of natural sustenance and preservation, Quincy was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. A multitude of tree & floral varieties beautify our parks, as well as commercial and residential streets. The explosion of Dogwood blossoms along Maine Street is celebrated annually at April’s end during the Dogwood Days.

Quincy has long embraced and celebrated all art forms, performing and visual, and is a natural landing spot for artists, designers and performers to explore their passion. Locals and visitors alike reap the rewards of this bounty.

We are a virtual melting pot of architecture and design…ranging from a Mediterranean castle built along the bluffs in 1900 {the Villa Kathrine} to a swanky 197os John Benya designed airport terminal {Quincy Regional Airport}, and all the Queen Anne, Craftsman and the like, in between.

Quincy’s 10 city museums encompass the historical, artistic & cultural, and architectural elements represented from the founding of our community to present day activity. Look for the complimentary Museum Passport in the “Museums” section of our site.

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