Iowa History 101 – History On The Move – Coming to South Hamilton!

If you can’t make it to the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, why not let it come to you? The State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum, known as “Iowa History 101,” travels the state’s highways and back roads to share stories from the past with Iowans in every corner of the state. Artifacts from the State Historical Society’s collection fill 300 square feet of a bright blue 38-foot Winnebago, custom-built at the factory in Forest City.

History on the Move: Iowa History 101 Winnebago is pictured above. History is truly on the Move with this mobile museum that is visiting communities big and small and all of Iowa’s 99 counties!

History on the Move: Iowa History 101, a mobile museum from the State Historical Museum of Iowa and Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, will be visiting South Hamilton Schools in mid-November!

Beginning November 13, students from several different classes will experience History on the Move: Iowa History 101.  Students in Grades K-2 will learn about personal characteristics of famous Iowans like Railroad Hero Kate Shelley and Astronaut Peggy Whitson, while students in Grades 3-12 will explore the mobile museum in groups, learning about Iowa basics and Iowans at home, work and play.

On Tuesday, November 14, the public is invited to join Museum Educator Jessica Rundlett to learn about Iowa Culture, a way to explore over 3,500 Iowa arts, history and culture sites from the comfort of home.  Following a short presentation, attendees will play Iowa Trivia and learn about unique sites all across the state!  The free program will be held from 6:00-7:00 PM in the South Hamilton Elementary School Library.

History on the Move: Iowa History 101 will be open for visitors before the program, from 5:00-6:00 PM, and immediately after the program.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our South Hamilton schools and community!  You won’t want to miss it!