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Jennifer Sterling: 6-on-6 Girl’s Basketball in Iowa

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thisis a free program, but advance registration is required as space is limited.RSVP by email only to claire.sowder@governor.iowa.gov. Please include first and lastnames of each attendee.

6-on-6 Girl’s Basketball in Iowa: Traditions, Transitions, and Legacies

For most of the 20th century, Iowa was known for its devotion to a unique form of women’s sport known as 6-on-6 girls’ basketball. As other states abandoned 6-on-6 in the 1970s, Iowa remained committed to this half-court game until 1993, when the final 6-player championship was held. This multi-media presentation recounts Iowa’s 6-on-6 history, connects it to the development of girls’ and women’s sport in the United States, and welcomes audience members to share their own stories and collections.


March 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Terrace Hill Historic Site, 2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, USA