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Lecture Series on Geology of the National Parks Continues at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prato   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:46

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Dr. Richard Baker continues his series of lectures this winter about geology in our national parks with presentations on Wednesdays, November 12 (Zion and Bryce Canyon), January 28 (Isle Royale and Voyageurs), and March 25 (Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords). The lectures are free and last about one hour. They begin at the visitor center of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site at 7:00 p.m.

The lecture series is offered in recognition of President Herbert Hoover’s interests in geology and conservation. Dr. Baker is a professor emeritus in the Geoscience Department at University of Iowa. He completed his doctorate research at Yellowstone National Park. He has traveled to many of our national parks and has taught a course on them at the University of Iowa.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.


Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

110 Parkside Drive

PO Box 607

West Branch, Iowa 52358


319 643-2541 phone

319 643-7864 fax

www.nps.gov/heho


Twitter: @HooverNPS

Facebook: HerbertHooverNHS

 
Brucemore Holiday Mansion Tours PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Friday, 31 October 2014 13:17
Celebrate holidays past by participating in Brucemore’s annual tradition, Holiday Mansion Tours, November 28 through December 31. Visitors will enjoy the seasonal splendor of 13 glowing trees, a dining room set for Christmas dinner, stunning mantel arrangements, the lush garland adornment of the grand staircase, and other seasonal cheer throughout the Mansion. Sunday tours will feature live music from the original 1929 Skinner pipe organ. The holidays at Brucemore are sponsored by Pearson.

 

Daytime tours will be offered, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and, Sundays, noon to 3:00 p.m. Tours begin on the hour except on Saturdays and Sundays when they begin on the half hour. Admission for daytime tours is free to Brucemore members, $7 per adult, and $3 per child. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour in the Brucemore Store located in the Visitor Center. Space is limited to 15 people per tour; please show up early to purchase tickets. Groups of 20 or more are required to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. Evening tours will be offered as part of the Thursday Night Lineup; visit www.brucemore.org or call (319) 362-7375 for more information. Brucemore will be closed on Mondays as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.

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This weekend: 2 great programs at the German American Heritage Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by G A H C   
Friday, 31 October 2014 10:01

We invite you to the GAHC for two intriguing programs this weekend. We hope you will join us!

Saturday, November 1 @ 2pm
"Stories from the Wall" Community Conversation

Join GAHC's roundtable discussion on the Berlin Wall, 25 years after its fall. Members Michael Hustedde and Nick Pitz lead the panel discussion for anyone who experienced the wall, the fall, and the aftermath. Participation encouraged!

This program is part of our exhibition "Berlin: Divided Past/United Future" that is open now through November 9, the 25th anniversary to the day of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Sunday, November 2 @ 2pm
The German Revolutionaries in America- 1848'ers: A Presentation by Dr. Joachim "Yogi" Reppmann

The "Forty-eighters" were a relatively small number of individuals who emigrated from Europe in the late 1840s and early 1850s after fighting unsuccessfully with both pen and sword for liberty, democracy, and national unity. Many of the German Forty-eighters immigrated to the United States, with a large number from the present-day state of Schleswig-Holstein choosing Davenport & Scott County, Iowa as their adopted home. After settling in America, these unique and talented individuals provided an intellectual transfusion affecting not only their fellow German immigrants, but also the political and social history of the United States during one of its most critical periods. -http://yogireppmann.wordpress.com/

Dr. Reppmann will deliver a lively talk on this interesting group, focusing in on some of the famous 48ers from Davenport including Christian Müller!

Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the tips details. We can be reached at 563-322-8844.

 
ATOM Studio + Gallery: Black and White: Shades of Gray Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Atom Studio + Gallery   
Friday, 31 October 2014 09:06

Introducing an original and modern gallery show...

ATOM Studio + Gallery will be displaying brand new pieces of art at their Black & White: Shades of Gray gallery show this Halloween, October 31st, from 6 to 9 pm. Including interactive sculptures, special activities, created to amaze, are planned for the evening. Artists featuring in this show, Evanny Angelene Henningsen, David R. Anderson, Pat Bereskin, Brad Bisbey, Dan Johnson, and Bruce Carter will all have pieces displayed. Guests will also enjoy the return of Dean Kugler's sculptures. The public is invited to stop by Atom Gallery, Suite 102 & 104, located in Bucktown Center for the Arts, for this free event.

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Santa, Snacks, and Stories at Brucemore PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:25

Children are invited to Brucemore for a festive and memorable evening of holiday tradition—Santa, Snacks, and Stories on Sunday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The estate’s holiday décor and the seasonal spirit add to the evening’s activities. Children will enjoy activities in both the Visitor Center and mansion, including story time, craft-making, a snack, and giving their wish-lists to Santa. In between activities, children and parents are invited to view the first and second floors of the mansion and to ask any questions to the available stationary guides.

Admission is $7 per child and $5 per child of a Brucemore member in advance. One adult is free per child admission; each additional adult is $5. Space is limited; purchase tickets online at www.brucemore.org or by calling (319) 362-7375. If space is available, all child tickets at the door will be $10. Santa, Snacks, and Stories is sponsored by US Bank.

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org.

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