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.

The core of the exhibit comprised twelve banners on the statewide story of German immigration. These now form the basis of our traveling exhibit. You can preview the banners here. The banners were augmented by artifacts from the State Historical Society of Iowa, University of Iowa Special Collections, Johnson County Historical Society, the History Center and Linn County Historical Society, the Schützenpark Gilde of Davenport, the Iowa Jewish Historical Society, and the Iowa Mennonite Museum and Archives. A computer station allowed visitors to browse 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