Old Capitol Museum Calendar
Date Time Program Title & Description
Sunday, March 1 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Piano Sundays: Alan Huckleberry and Studio

Now in its ninth year, the Piano Sundays’ concert series at the Old Capitol Museum has showcased its most talented University of Iowa faculty and students. Each concert presents a unique set of musical selections ranging from Bach to Bartok, Jenni to Ginastera, Mozart to Mussorgsky and more! The historical Senate Chamber in the Old Capitol Museum is a fantastic space to hear the finest of the University of Iowa School of Music students and faculty. Open to the public in 1976 as a historical landmark and museum presenting early Iowa and University of Iowa history, the Old Capitol Museum is honored to present this special ongoing musical series. Concerts are held in the fall and spring on the first Sundays of each month and are sponsored by West Music. Each performance showcases the 1878 Steinway Centennial Grand Piano and is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 12 6:30 p.m.

"Looking In and Out of Elisabeth Koren's Pantry" with Professor David Faldet from Luther College, Decorah

Professor Faldet, author of Oneota Flow, UI alumnus, and professor at Luther College in Decorah, has done extensive research on the famous early Iowa immigrant Elisabeth Koren. Elisabeth Koren was transplanted from a genteel Norwegian household to an 1853 Northeast Iowa frontier of log houses and farm families. This presentation will use period photos, archival drawings, and photos of the Koren cabin and its terrain to put you visually back into the world where Koren did her cooking and entertaining and from which she drew her food. Faldet will present an illustrated talk that focuses on food traditions using some of the materials from the Vesterheim collection, as well as talk about the cabin in which the Korens first stayed.  Faldet will also present period photos, drawings, and contemporary photos of the Iowa natural landscape to recreate a sense of what Koren saw in the early life in Iowa she records in her diary.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

Thursday, March 26 6:30 p.m.

Sarah Uthoff – “In the Kitchen With Laura”

Sarah will mix stories and information about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life with food history and hands-on cooking. It’s the 1930s, and we find ourselves in Laura’s kitchen as she’s dealing with all the food coming in from a bountiful summer garden. During the program volunteers on stage to do things like: mix up a batch of biscuits, make ginger water, grind wheat, and more.

Sunday, April 5 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Piano Sundays: Uriel Tsachor and Studio

Now in its ninth year, the Piano Sundays’ concert series at the Old Capitol Museum has showcased its most talented University of Iowa faculty and students. Each concert presents a unique set of musical selections ranging from Bach to Bartok, Jenni to Ginastera, Mozart to Mussorgsky and more! The historical Senate Chamber in the Old Capitol Museum is a fantastic space to hear the finest of the University of Iowa School of Music students and faculty. Open to the public in 1976 as a historical landmark and museum presenting early Iowa and University of Iowa history, the Old Capitol Museum is honored to present this special ongoing musical series. Concerts are held in the fall and spring on the first Sundays of each month and are sponsored by West Music. Each performance showcases the 1878 Steinway Centennial Grand Piano and is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 9 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Land Provides: Iowa’s Culinary Heritage Kiddo Cooking Classes

This event takes place at Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St. Suggested donation $5 per participant.

Each cooking class will focus on a different cooking technique that may have been used by one of the early Iowa pioneers profiled in the exhibit.   We’ll take a look at early Iowa history and experience its flavor.  Participants are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited.  The class is geared towards kids aged 5 and up. 

Sunday, April 12 2:30 p.m.

Family Folk Machine

Led by conductor Jean Little-John, this special concert will feature selections all about spring, gardening and food.  Light refreshments will be provided following the concert.  (http://familyfolkmachine.org/)

Saturday, April 18 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Walking Food Tour of Iowa City

Pre-registration required. To pre-register, contact Kathrine Moermond at 319-335-0546.

$15.00 suggested donation.

Rachel Wobeter, museum studies student, will present a walking tour of Iowa City’s food history.  Wobeter will guide tour participants through a number of Iowa City’s historical food spots and on the way stop at four of Iowa City restaurants and sample the tasty cuisine.  The town’s early grocers, many brewers, and more historical insights will be shared.  

Sunday, April 19 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Walking Food Tour of Iowa City

Pre-registration required. To pre-register, contact Kathrine Moermond at 319-335-0546.

$15.00 suggested donation.

Rachel Wobeter, museum studies student, will present a walking tour of Iowa City’s food history.  Wobeter will guide tour participants through a number of Iowa City’s historical food spots and on the way stop at four of Iowa City restaurants and sample the tasty cuisine.  The town’s early grocers, many brewers, and more historical insights will be shared.  

Thursday, April 30 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Land Provides: Iowa’s Culinary Heritage Kiddo Cooking Classes

This event takes place at Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St. Suggested donation $5 per participant.

Each cooking class will focus on a different cooking technique that may have been used by one of the early Iowa pioneers profiled in the exhibit.   We’ll take a look at early Iowa history and experience its flavor.  Participants are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited.  The class is geared towards kids aged 5 and up. 

Thursday, May 21 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Land Provides: Iowa’s Culinary Heritage Kiddo Cooking Classes

This event takes place at Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St. Suggested donation $5 per participant.

Each cooking class will focus on a different cooking technique that may have been used by one of the early Iowa pioneers profiled in the exhibit.   We’ll take a look at early Iowa history and experience its flavor.  Participants are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited.  The class is geared towards kids aged 5 and up. 

Thursday, June 11 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Land Provides: Iowa’s Culinary Heritage Kiddo Cooking Classes

This event takes place at Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St. Suggested donation $5 per participant.

Each cooking class will focus on a different cooking technique that may have been used by one of the early Iowa pioneers profiled in the exhibit.   We’ll take a look at early Iowa history and experience its flavor.  Participants are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited.  The class is geared towards kids aged 5 and up. 

Thursday, July 9 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Land Provides: Iowa’s Culinary Heritage Kiddo Cooking Classes

This event takes place at Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St. Suggested donation $5 per participant.

Each cooking class will focus on a different cooking technique that may have been used by one of the early Iowa pioneers profiled in the exhibit.   We’ll take a look at early Iowa history and experience its flavor.  Participants are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited.  The class is geared towards kids aged 5 and up. 

Thursday, July 30 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Land Provides: Iowa’s Culinary Heritage Kiddo Cooking Classes

This event takes place at Public Space One, 120 N. Dubuque St. Suggested donation $5 per participant.

Each cooking class will focus on a different cooking technique that may have been used by one of the early Iowa pioneers profiled in the exhibit.   We’ll take a look at early Iowa history and experience its flavor.  Participants are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited.  The class is geared towards kids aged 5 and up. 

Click HERE for more information on the 2014-2015 season of Piano Sundays.

 

***For more information about School of Music events, please call 319-335-1603 or visit http://performingarts.uiowa.edu for the University of Iowa Performing Arts calendar.  

Link to University of Iowa Master Calendar of Events

 



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