Old Capitol Museum Exhibit

From August 18, 2016, through January 8, 2017, the University of Iowa’s Old Capitol Museum hosted an exhibit on “German Iowa and the Global Midwest.” The panels and materials on display drew upon faculty and student research completed in courses on the University of Iowa campus over two years. We wish to thank the 3000 visitors who toured the exhibit and participated in related programing at the museum.

During 2017, the exhibit will go on the road, hosted by community partners in conjunction with local programing. If you are interested in hosting the “German Iowa and the Global Midwest” exhibit in your community, please complete our online registration form.

The traveling exhibit consists of the twelve banners from the Old Capitol Museum display, which focus on the statewide story of German immigration. You can preview the banners here. The Old Capitol Museum exhibit also featured artifacts and posters, particularly concerning the story of German immigration to Iowa City and Johnson County, in addition to a computer station with access to our Digital Archive.

Photos from the exhibit courtesy the University of Iowa’s Division of Student Life. See more at https://www.flickr.com/photos/imubuddy/albums/72157673045338616