Gone to See the Elephant:  The Civil War through the Eyes of Iowa Soldiers

 

 

PROGRAMS

September 2012

*Saturday, September 15 - A Day on the Prairie at the Prairie Village Civil War style

Click here for more information.

Noon to 5:00 p.m., Cedar County Historical Society, Tipton

Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, September 18 - Civil War Food with Kathrine Moermond

6:00 - 8:00 p.m., New Pioneer Co-op, Coralville

Registration and fee required. Click here for link to registration.  Space is limited. 

 

October 2012

Friday, October 26  - Creepy Campus Crawl

Pentacrest Museums, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public. 

 

November 2012

Thursday, November 1 - Lecture with Humanities Iowa Speaker Hal Chase

"Outside In: African American History in Iowa"

Old Capitol Museum, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.

*Thursday, November 8 - Screening and Film Director's talk - Love and Valor

Macbride Hall Auditorium, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 14 - Trivia Night and Kid's Haversack Workshop

Old Capitol Museum, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required

 

December 2012

Saturday & Sunday December 8 & 9 - Holiday Family Weekend Civil War style & Film Screening of Little Women

Old Capitol Museum (Saturday and Sunday) and Macbride Hall Auditorium (Sunday)

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Saturday

1:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Sunday (Little Women - 1:30 p.m. at Macbride Hall Auditorium)

Free and open to the public.

January 2013

Friday, January 25 - WorldCanvass: The Rupture of Civil War

Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

For more information visit http://international.uiowa.edu/accents/post/january-25-worldcanvass-focus-us-civil-war

International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa presents WorldCanvass® once a month before a live audience in the Senate Chamber of the historic Old Capitol Museum on the campus of the University of Iowa.

Joan Kjaer hosts the series and, with her guests, explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of how individuals fit into the global landscape

 

 

 

 

February 2013

Thursday, February 7 - Talk with African American Museum of Iowa Curator Lynn Koos

"The Underground Railroad and African Americans in the Civil War"

Old Capitol Museum, Supreme Court Chamber, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 17 - Film Screening of Glory

Macbride Hall Auditorium, 1:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Thursday, February 21 - Talk with Humanities Iowa Speaker Hal Chase

"Beyond Racism: African-Americans in the Civil War and Struggle for Civil Rights in Iowa"

Old Capitol Museum, Supreme Court Chamber, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.

Thursday, February 28 - Talk with Humanities Iowa Speaker David Connon

"Iowans who fought against the Union"

Old Capitol Museum, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.

March 2013

Wednesday, March 13 - Kid's Civil War Workshop - How to Make a Soldier's Haversack

Old Capitol Museum, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required, call the museum at 319-335-0548.  Space is limited. 

Thursday, March 28 - State Historical Society of Iowa Speaker Doug Jones

"The Underground Railroad Research in Iowa"

Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

April 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Talk with Humanities Iowa Speaker OJ Fargo

"Greyhounds and Hawkeyes - Iowa in the Civil War"

Old Capitol Museum, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Humanities Iowa.

Saturday, April 13 - Iowa City High School Debate Team and Lincoln--Douglass Debate Reenactment

Old Capitol Museum, Time to be determined

Free and open to the public. 

Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21 - Pentacrest Museums Family Weekend & Film Screening of Gone with the Wind

Old Capitol Museum

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Saturday, crafts and activities.

1:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Sunday (Gone with the Wind - 1:30 p.m. Senate Chamber)

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 25 - Screening and Film Director's talk - Love and Valor

Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

 

May 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - "Another Look at Iowans who Fought Against the Union during the Civil War" - A Talk with Iowa Historian David Connon

Old Capitol Museum, Supreme Court Chamber, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Gallery Talk and Closing Exhibit Reception

Gallery Talk with co-curator Shalla Ashworth will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Old Capitol Museum, Hanson Family Humanities Gallery, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

 


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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in any of the above programs, please contact the Old Capitol Museum at (319) 335-0548. 

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