Old Capitol Museum Calendar
Date Time Program Title & Description
Saturday, April 19 - Sunday, April 20, 2014 TBA

Pentacrest Museums Family Weekend

Children's activity tables including:

  • What's Warmer: Blubber, Feather, or Sweaters? (Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.)
  • Design Your Own Tote Bag (Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.)
  • Interactive flooding demonstration presented by the Iowa Flood Center (Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.)
Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Movies Under the Dome: A 28,000-Mile Journey Around the Americas

This is the story of a boat called Ocean Watch, a mission called Around the Americas, and a vast, watery playground in distress. It follows four men -- Mark Schrader, Herb McCormick, David Thoreson and David Logan -- as they try to change the world the only way they know how: by taking to the sea. They set out from Seattle in May of 2009 and spent more than 12 months sailing 28,000 miles to complete the first circumnavigation of North and South America, all in an effort raise awareness about the fragility of the oceans. Shown in conjunction with the Old Capitol Exhibit “The Northwest Passage and Oceans Beyond: An Iowan Sails into History.”

Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Movies Under the Dome: The Greely Expedition

In 1881, 25 men led by Adolphus Greely set sail from Newfoundland to Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world’s surface that had been described as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism. The film reveals how poor planning, personality clashes, questionable decisions and pure bad luck conspired to turn a noble scientific mission into a human tragedy.  Come enjoy this compelling PBS documentary shown in conjunction with Old Capitol Museum’s “People of the North Star” exhibit.

Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Movies Under the Dome: Minik

 In 1897, Robert Peary returned to New York from his latest Arctic expedition with five Eskimos for study at the American Museum of Natural history. Anthropology regarded the Eskimos as a rare species. Within months, four of the Eskimos died, leaving a young boy, Minik, alone in a foreign land. This program offers a thought-provoking look at the intersection of race, culture and the budding science of anthropology at the turn of the 20th century. Come enjoy this compelling PBS Documentary, shown in conjunction with Old Capitol Museum’s “People of the North Star” exhibit.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Movies Under the Dome: The Pit and the Pendulum

Come enjoy this chilling 1961 classic in conjunction with the Old Capitol Museum exhibit, “Poe: A Wilderness of Mirrors.” Francis Barnard goes to Spain when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive! Strange things then start to happen in the Medina castle.

Thursday , April 24, 2014 6:00 p.m.

"Exploring the Northwest Passage in the Era of Climate Change"

Join Iowa native and photographer David Thoreson as he discusses his sailing adventures in the Northwest Passage and around the Americas and what these travels have taught him about climate change, as chronicled in the exhbit The Northwest Passage and Oceans Beyond: An Iowan Sails into History.

Monday, April 28, 2014 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Recital by Renowned New York Artists

Cellist Nicholas Canellakis, pianist Michael Brown, and guest bassist Mark Bernat will perform Handel's sonata for 2 cellos and keyboard, Janacek's "Pohadka," Copland's Piano Variations," Shostakovich's sonata for cello and piano, and Bulgarian Traditional "Daichovo Horo" arranged by Canellakis.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Historic Foodies

University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and the Old Capitol Museum invite you to share your experiences cooking from historic recipes found in the vast Szathmary Collection. The Historic Foodies meeting is free to attend and open to anyone interested in discussing historical cooking methods, food history, food photography, and transcribing or recreating recipes.  Participants are encouraged to try out a recipe from the Collection and bring the results to the meeting to share and discuss.

Historic Foodies meets at Public Space Z in the Wesley Center, located at 120 N. Dubuque St.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Movies Under the Dome: A Sea Change: Imagine a World Without Fish

A “Sea Change” follows the journey of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the world’s oceans. His quest takes him to Alaska, California, Washington, and Norway as he uncovers a worldwide crisis that most people are unaware of—rising ocean acidity. Sven discovers that global warming is only half the story of the environmental catastrophe that awaits us. Excess carbon dioxide is dissolving in our oceans, making it difficult for tiny creatures at the bottom of the food web to form their shells. The effects could work their way up to the fish 1 billion people depend upon for their source of protein.

Click HERE for more information on the 2013-2014 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


© 2013 The University of Iowa
Old Capitol Museum
Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development