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Last Updated: Apr 9th, 2018 - 11:18:59

History on the Move: Iowa History 101
Apr 9, 2018, 11:17

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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 Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County April 16, 17 and 18. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about Iowa history in a fun environment close to home.

From April 16-18, students from several different area school districts will experience History on the Move: Iowa History 101. Students will learn about personal characteristics of famous Iowans like Railroad Hero Kate Shelley and Astronaut Peggy Whitson. The students will explore the mobile museum in groups, learning about Iowa basics and Iowans at home, work and play.

There will be classes from Corydon, Mormon Trail and Seymour schools coming to tour Prairie Trails Museum to learn even more local history.

The museum and mobile museum will be open each day April 16, 17 and 18 for group tours. All age students can benefit from touring the exhibit.

Each group will rotate through the various stations of the museum and mobile museum spending time in each area and on the mobile museum.

There will a museum volunteer with each group. Please plan for a class tour to last app approximately one and half to two hours. History 101 mobile museums are free to tour.

Prairie Trails Museum is offering a half-price special price for students Monday through Wednesday, April 16, 17 and 18. Each student will be admitted to tour Prairie Trails Museum for 50 cents each on those days.

Opening Day Evening event
On Monday evening, April 16, the public is invited to a free event 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 7 p.m. in Prairie Trails Museum west wing.

History on the Move: Iowa History 101 will be open for visitors before the program, from 4-6 p.m., and immediately after the program.

We are excited to bring this great learning opportunity to Wayne County for students to learn more about Iowa and Wayne County history!