Thank you to Mary Ann Ott and the Putnam Museum Guild in Davenport, IA for giving Camp Courageous the opportunity to give a program to their wonderful group. These fascinating ladies had many great questions about the camp. The Putnam Museum is a museum of history and natural science. It was founded in 1867, and was one of the first museums west of the Mississippi River. It houses 160,000 historical artifacts and specimens.