"Iowa History 101" Mobile Museum

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Name: "Iowa History 101" Mobile Museum
Date: October 1, 2019
Event Description:
This museum on wheels houses a 300-square-foot exhibition called "Iowa History 101" and is filled with artifacts from the State Historical Society's collection. 
Stop out during the week between 9:00-4:00 or this weekend (Oct 5 & 6) between 12:00-5:00.

This bright blue, custom-built Winnebago travels the state's highways and back roads to share stories from the past and is filled with artifacts from the State Historical Society's collection.
Will be parked in front of the Hurstville Interpretive Center.

"This exhibition shares some of the essential stories that every Iowan should know about who we are and what we've achieved since Iowa became a state more than 170 years ago," State Historical Society of Iowa Administrator Susan Kloewer said. Like a visit to your grandparents' attic, the exhibition unpacks stories of Iowa's past with nearly 50 artifacts, including:

¨ A battered hat from a coal miner in Marion County

¨ A 1917 prototype of the state flag designed by Dixie Cornell Gebhardt of Knoxville

¨ The pen Gov. William Harding used to sign the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote

¨ A basketball jersey Lynne Lorenzen wore during her glory days at Ventura High School

¨ An Olympic medal from sprinter Natasha Kaiser-Brown of Des Moines

¨ A patch from a spacesuit worn by astronaut Peggy Whitson of Beaconsfield 

¨ As a bonus, Mike Wolfe, the creator and star of the hit television series “American Pickers,” lent his voice and video talents to the exhibition’s multimedia elements. A native of Le Claire, Wolfe has a long-standing interest in history and a knack for using artifacts to unlock its stories.

Event Media:
Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd St.
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Date/Time Information:
October 1 - 8th
Hurstville Center/Conservation Office

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday : 12:00-5:00 pm
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