Therman Statom Exhibition: Novella

Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51101, USA Sioux City Art Center is thrilled to present a soloexhibition of work by Omaha-based artist Therman Statom. This will be his firstexhibition at the Art Center and will feature a combination of reformattedearlier pieces as well as new artworks that have not been on view before. Therman Statom is recognized internationally for his innovative andexperimental […]

Tom Milligan: American Dreamer

605 E Maple St, Maquoketa, IA 52060, USA

American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. WallaceIn this one-act play based on the award-winning book of the same name by Senator John C. Culver and John Hyde, actor Tom Milligan portrays Henry A. Wallace, the agricultural innovator and founder of Pioneer Hi-Bred seed corn company who became US Secretary of Agriculture and […]

David Connon: Josiah Bushnell Grinnell and the Underground Railroad

Drake Community Library, 930 Park St, Grinnell, IA 50112, USA

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell and the Iowa Underground Railroad“Preacher,” “congressman,” “negro-stealer”: Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was called all of those things during his life. He was called a negro-stealer because he participated in the Iowa Underground Railroad. J.B. Grinnell and other Grinnell residents helped at least 37 fugitive slaves who passed through their town before the Civil […]

OJ Fargo: Just Before the Battle, Mother

Marengo Public Library, 235 E Hilton St, Marengo, IA 52301, USA

Just Before the Battle Mother—A Visit from a Civil War SoldierMr. Fargo dresses in full Union Army regalia and focuses the first person presentation on an individual Iowa soldier’s Civil War experience. After a brief overview of the state’s involvement, the audience is introduced to a returning Civil War veteran (played by O. J. Fargo). […]

Darcy Maulsby: Iowa’s Lost History from the Titanic

Harlan Community Library, 718 Court St, Harlan, IA 51537, USA

Iowa’s Lost History from the Titanic What do an orphan train rider, a kidnapper, a missionary, a wealthy businessman, a wedding guest, a betrayed wife, a farmer and an immigrant recruiter have in common? All had ties to Iowa, and all were passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic on the fateful night of April 15, 1912, […]

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

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

Thisis a free program, but advance registration is required as space is limited.RSVP by email only to Please include first and lastnames of each attendee.6-on-6 Girl’s Basketball in Iowa: Traditions, Transitions, and LegaciesFor 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’ […]

CultureALL’s Open Book: JJ Singh Kapur and Miyoko Hikiji

Van Meter Public Library, 505 Grant St, Van Meter, IA 50261, USA

The TurbanatorJJ Singh KapurJJ Kapur was twelve years old when the unexpected happened. His family was worshipping at their Sikh temple in West Des Moines, Iowa, when a group of news reporters interrupted their service. His congregation received news that a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, had just become the site of a mass […]

Darcy Maulsby: Adventures Along the Historic Lincoln Highway

Prairie Creek Assisted Living, 301 4th St N, West Bend, IA 50597, USA

Adventures Along the Historic Lincoln Highway in Iowa Nothing says freedom like the great American road trip, especially when you cruise the historic Lincoln Highway in Iowa. Better known today as Highway 30, the Lincoln Highway revolutionized Iowa and America when the historic route was developed more than a century ago. If you’ve ever traveled […]

Pete Grady: Unconditional Surrender

Monticello Public Library, 205 E Grand St, Monticello, IA 52310, USA

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant is a one-man show about the life and times of the Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. Pete Grady, the author and performer, has performed his show over 100 times at venues in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota, Colorado, and Arizona. Grady is fully […]