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Movies Under the Dome: Paper Lion

Thursday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.

George Plimpton wants to write a story for Sports Illustrated on what it is like to be a quarterback for an NFL team. No one is willing to allow a klutzy amateur to go on the field for fear he'll kill himself. After several teams turn him down, Plimpton got the Detroit Lions to let him go to training camp. He tries to keep his true identity a secret from the real players. This is based on a true incident and many of the players play themselves in the movie.




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World AIDS Day

Monday, December 1

A reading of names on the AIDS Memorial Quilt will take place in front of the Old Capitol building. A 12 foot by 12 foot section of The Quilt will be on display in the House Chamber through out the day.




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Iowa Football: The Birth of a Legacy

Keyes Gallery for the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

On display August 28 - December 31, 2014

Come Experience the early years of Black and Gold pride in Iowa Football: The Birth of a Legacy. Follow the first 70 years of the Hawkeyes, from the first game to the 1959 Rose Bowl win, and encounter legends like Duke Slater, Nile Kinnick, Calvin Jones, Alex Karras, Forest Evashevski, and the other players and coaches who broke barriers and built the foundations of Iowa's football tradition.

Refreshments will be served, and Herky and Spirit Squad members will make an appearance from 5-6 p.m., Thursday, August 28.

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A Tear in the Iron Curtain: 25 Years Since the Fall of the Wall

Hanson Humanities Gallery

On display September 18 - December 31, 2014

On November 9, 1989, East and West Berlin met and began to take down the Berlin Wall that had divided them for over 25 years. Utilizing firsthand accounts, the exhibit will explore the complexity of this unique city nestled in the heart of East Germany. Through artifacts, photos, and text, A Tear in the Iron Curtain will walk visitors through a tumultuous time in history that ended with a Velvet Revolution.


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Wonderful Preserve: A Century of Recovery on Laysan Island

Second Floor Rotunda

On display August 14- December 31, 2014

Far into the Pacific, nearly a thousand miles from Hawaii, lies Laysan Island, two square miles of sand and seabirds immortalized in 1914 in MNH’s Laysan Island Cyclorama. As part of our celebration of the Cyclorama’s centennial, this new exhibit explores the changes innovative science, new technology, and continued renewal have brought to the island—and what the next hundred years may hold.



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