David Connon: Iowans Who Fought Against the Union

220 Ohio St, Webster City, IA 50595, USA

Most Iowans think that the state was solidly pro-Union during the Civil War. After all, some 76,500 residents fought for the North. In reality, Iowa Democrats formed a spectrum of […]

John Liepa: Iowa’s Ethnic Heritage

Trostel's Greenbriar, 5810 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA

Iowa’s Ethnic Heritage: A Brief HistoryEnjoy the unfolding adventure of Iowa’s immigration history. From Native Americans to Spanish explorers and French trappers and traders; to German, Irish and English groups; to more […]

Jeff Stein: From the Battlefront to the Homefront

Eldora Public Library, 1202 10th St, Eldora, IA 50627, USA

From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Iowa Broadcasters Go To WarThe bravery of American military members has been well-documented, often due to the unique reporting done by Iowa-based broadcasters on […]

Abby Dubisar: First Lady of the Farm

Bricker-Price Block, 105 S Chestnut Ave, Earlham, IA 50072, USA

This presentation draws upon the lifework of Ruth Buxton Sayre, known during her lifetime as “First Lady of the Farm.” An Iowa native, Sayre was appointed to President Eisenhower’s agricultural […]

Rudy Daniels: Trains Across Iowa

Correctionville Community Center, 312 Driftwood St, Correctionville, IA 51016, USA

Rudy Daniels describes the past, present and future of the Hawkeye State’s railroads. The program explores Iowa’s unique position in the construction of the first transcontinental railroad and Iowa’s great […]

Sara Maniscalco Robinson: Iowa Veteran’s Perspective

Newell Public Library, 205 E 2nd St, Newell, IA 50568, USA

Hear Iowa Veteran’s Stories In Their Own WordsSurviving a Prisoner or War (POW) Camp, describing the sight, sounds and smells of Vietnam, feeling the bitter cold of a Korean winter. […]

Tom Milligan: Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel

Lakin Library, Tabor, IA 51653, USA

Grant Wood: Prairie RebelIn this 45-minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home […]