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Brucemore Announces 2013 Executive Committee PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:44
Brucemore announces the appointment of three new members to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees—President Brenda Duello (photo), University of Iowa Department of Medicine; Vice President Echo Batson (photo), Controller at Rockwell Collins; and Secretary Tom Peffer (photo), Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.  Craig DeWulf (photo), Assurance Director at RSM McGladrey, was appointed treasurer in December 2012 and will continue on the Executive Committee in 2013.

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


What's happening at the Putnam Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 15:54
C O M I N G    S O O N!

Midnight Premiere of The Hobbit:
An Unexpected Journey:Friday, December 14
at 12:01 a.m.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon:

Saturday, December 8, starting at 10 a.m.,
Doors open at 8:30 a.m

N O W    P L A Y I N G Through December 13: Polar Express
Now playing on Saturdays through December 8. Free with purchase of a Museum or movie admission ticket.
U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

Come enjoy the 4th annual FIRST Lego League Regional Competition held on December 15 & 16. No registration is involved for this event, registration for teams is closed for this year. We invite you to come and check out the competition for free, located in our Grand Lobby.

Christmas at the Front PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Illinois National Guard PAO   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:38

Illinois State Military Museum Remembers, Re-Enacts Holidays in World War I Trenches

SPRINGFIELD, IL (12/05/2012)(readMedia)-- The Illinois State Military Museum's Living Historians will tell the story of World War I's 1914 Christmas truce and the Great War that changed illinois and the world. Dr. Chris McDonald, Lincoln Land Community College professor of political science will discuss the Christmas truce.


• Illinois State Military Museum

• Illinois National Guard and Militia Historical Society


Add to your Holiday season by sharing the experience of the 1914 Christmas truce of World War I. Walk the recreated trench and talk with Soldiers (from the State Military Museum Living History Detachment) about the Great War that changed Illinois and the world. Enjoy Christmas carols, hot beverages and donate to Toys for Tots.

WHEN: Tuesday December 18, 2012 at 06:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)

WHERE:Illinois State Military Museum
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, Illinois 62702


• Free coffee, hot cider or cocoa.

• Christmas carols with Springfield’s own Sound Celebration.

• Learn about the 1914 Christmas truce through a short presentation by Dr. Chris McDonald, Lincoln Land Community College professor of political science.

• The museum is a collection site for the Toys for Tots program and will be accepting donations of unwrapped toys for local distribution this Christmas.

• Admission and parking are free.

For additional information, please contact the Illinois State Military Museum at 217-761-3910.

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New Discounts in the Gift Shop and Free Sausage Samples! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GAHC   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 10:52

Getting Ready For Christmas?  Buy $30 Worth of Merchandise and Receive a Free Jar of Pickles or Ritter Sport Chocolate!

Visit the German American Heritage Center for your holiday shopping this year! We have beautiful handcrafted heirloom gifts that you cannot find in the big box stores. This year we have more than ever with stocking stuffers, tea sets, leather purses, steins, and other great gifts Don't forget, members receive 10% off in the gift shop, as always!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Sausage Saturday!  December 8th from 10-2.  Sample treats from the Bavaria Sausage Company from Madison, WI

Figge Art Museum Awarded Humanities Iowa Grant PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:08

Davenport, Iowa (December 2012) – The Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Humanities Iowa. The Figge was recently awarded a $5,000 grant for its upcoming exhibition Marking Territory: Cartographic Treasures of the Mississippi Valley and the World Beyond which will be on display from March 3, 2013 – June 16, 2013.

Marking Territory is a Figge-curated exhibition that draws upon the map collection of the University of Iowa Libraries as well as a private collection. Featuring a selection of 25-plus historic maps that range from early representations of the world to more detailed examinations of America’s vast interior west of the Mississippi, the exhibition explores how maps communicate highly complex ideas about identity, politics and culture. The exhibition will be part of the Figge’s ongoing exhibition series Visions of Iowa. Established in 2009, the series provides a platform for showcasing art that provides a historical and contemporary perspective on the people and places that make up Iowa.

The exhibition will be supplemented with extensive educational programming such as lectures, gallery talks and family events. Funding from Humanities Iowa will be used to support educational programming for the exhibition.

Humanities Iowa is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and brings the humanities to the public through grant making, publications, and through interactive programming and events; views and opinions expressed by the exhibition and its educational programming do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information and museum hours, contact the Figge at 563.326.7804 or visit



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