Dada began in Zurich in the midst of the First World War and its hold on the international public imagination grew as rumors of its provocative activities spread. Its initial members disrupted the... Read more
In the mid 1800s Iowa City, along with the rest of the state and nation, saw a boom in commercial studio photography. Portrait painters were often early adopters of the new equipment and tools... Read more
The interaction between animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out. When you remove one, it affects us all... Read more
The Lungren Site (13ML224) is a Middle Archaic campsite located in Mills County, Iowa. The site was excavated in the 1960s during the Smithsonian River Basin Surveys, and represents one of a... Read more
Ever wished you could travel back in time? Join other time travelers for the next best thing—Old Capitol Museum History Club! Each month we will explore a different period of history through... Read more
Welcome to Iowa City Darwin Day, a grand celebration of science and its many contributions to humanity!
As in previous years, this year we welcome a slate of world-renowned scientists who... Read more
What gems hide in plain sight in Iowa City’s libraries, museums, and archives?
At the area’s first-ever archives crawl, visitors can snoop in between the pages of historic diaries, read... Read more
Presentation by John Hale, University of Louisville
Viking ships are among the most remarkable artifacts in the entire realm of archaeological discovery, dominating European history for... Read more
In 2008, the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) conducted a targeted survey of Whitewater Canyon and Lost Canyon wildlife management Areas for Jones and Dubuque County... Read more
Bring your toddler to enjoy a story and related activities at the Pentacrest Museums! Recommended for ages 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program... Read more
Data recovery excavations were conducted during 2016-2017 at the Dixon site (13WD8), a large Oneota village located along the Little Sioux River in northwest Iowa. The University of Iowa Office of... Read more
The March First Friday event will present the visual art of Bao Pham. “Seedling” is a collection of drawings and paintings illustrating scenes of contemplation. The figures in these works are in... Read more
Trek through the Museum of Natural History after dark for a fun evening of discovery! Each month, we explore a different area of science, technology, history, and culture with interactive... Read more
Since its opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has drawn record crowds. Simply getting an entry ticket is an accomplishment. To create such a powerful, moving... Read more
Sarah Dupont, Aboriginal Engagement Librarian at Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia, and Gerry Lawson, a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and the UBC Museum of Anthropology's Oral... Read more
This talk will explore the colonial history of archive building and considers ways in which digital archives can engage in creative strategies of “remix” to decolonize the archive.
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Have an interesting archeological find you want to learn more about? Then join us on March 3rd at Whiterock Conservancy and learn from the experts how old your artifact is, where it came from, how... Read more