AViD: Paul Kix

Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA


Barbara Lounsberry: Nancy Drew; Iowa’s Heroine to the World

Indianola City Public Library, 207 N B St, Indianola, IA 50125, USA

Nancy Drew: Iowa’s Heroine to the WorldNancy Drew is the most popular female detective in fiction. Few know, however, that Nancy is an Iowa heroine and that her creator was Mildred Augustine of Ladora. Nancy Drew and Mildred Augustine are extraordinary role models for Iowa girls and boys, women and men. An academic pioneer (the […]

Abby Dubisar: Promoting Peace, Subverting Domesticity

Nevada Public Library, 631 K Ave, Nevada, IA 50201, USA

Promoting Peace, Subverting Domesticity: Cookbooks Against War, 1970-2010This historical project analyzes peace activist cookbooks, revealing how such texts ignite activism, enable community identity for subcultures and adeptly subvert women’s domestic roles. The discussion this research features further extends our understandings of cookbooks and other “feminine” genres

John Liepa: How Iowa Met Baseball

Guttenberg Municipal Building, 502 S 1st St, Guttenberg, IA 52052, USA

How Iowa Met Baseball: the Myths, the History, the PlayersOver the past century the setting for the spring passion of many Iowans has been the ballpark. This presentation explores the myths of baseball’s origins, the early history and evolution of the game, baseball’s journey to Iowa and the role of the Civil War in spreading its […]

Pete Grady: Unconditional Surrender

Hotel Ottumwa, 107 2nd St E #2996, Ottumwa, IA 52501, 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 […]

AViD: Taylor Harris

Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA