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Goldie Takes Flight: State Capitol Grounds Tour

Iowa State Capitol Building Des Moines

Join the State Historical Museum of Iowa and Goldie’s Kids Club this summer as we explore Iowa's past. Families can register to attend a kid-friendly guided tour of the Iowa Capitol Building grounds in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m. This tour will explore the far south side of the Iowa [...]

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Iowa History 101: Soldier Mob in Keokuk

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Join Stefan Lund, a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia, as he discusses an 1863 mob attack by Union soldiers on a Keokuk newspaper. He will examine similar examples of Civil War-era violence against the press throughout the Midwest, some of the ways that popular conceptions of loyalty and civic duty contributed to the [...]

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Iowa History 101: “We Learned to do the Things That Rural Women Did”

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Join Jenny Barker-Devine, professor of history at Illinois College, to learn how Iowa farm women developed skills, forged friendships, and fostered community through extension homemakers clubs. Whether they canned vegetables or studied global politics, farm women worked through their clubs to improve conditions for Iowa's farm families. The online presentation is part of the “Iowa [...]

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Iowa History 101: When a Dream Dies

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Join Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of History Pamela Riney-Kehrberg as she presents research about the effects of the 1980s Farm Crisis on Iowa families and communities. She will discuss how a decade of stress challenged everyone involved in the business of agriculture. The online presentation is part of the “Iowa History 101” series offered [...]

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