Join us in commemorating the 175 years of Iowa statehood
On December 28, 2021, Iowa will mark a major milestone: 175 years of statehood. So throughout 2021, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs invites Iowans of all ages to learn more about the people and places that have shaped the state. Here are a few ways to mark this big milestone:
Watch an iowa movie or attend an Iowa film festival in person or online.
Create and submit a self-portrait to celebrate the people who shape the state today! The portraits will be featured as a part of the 175th anniversary. If you belong to an organization that would like to request 25 or more self-portrait postcards, let us know and we'll send you a stack of them in a single envelope. Stamps not included.
You can find a complete list of activities on the State Historical Society of Iowa's calendar.
"Iowa Barns yesterday and today takes the reader on a tour of all 99 counties with 800 photos of barns and other buildings, accompanied by stories that portray their diversity, past and present." ---Back cover
Holdings: Copies at Calmar & Peosta. 2nd copy will be added to Peosta. Donated as part of 2018 MLK event speaker Patti Miller, Mon Jan 15, 2018 Description: Gives firsthand accounts of the experiences of six Iowa natives who, though personally unfamiliar with racial issues, felt compelled to volunteer that summer. Viewers will hear their stories as they share their motivations, fears, triumphs and life altering events that took place during that historic summer 50 years ago.
From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) became the father of Regionalism-- an artistic movement that celebrated the real-life surroundings of the people. [This] is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting, the movement that made it possible, and the artist who created it all.
Since much of Native American history occurred before statehood, there is a need for information on Native Americans of the region to fully understand the history and culture of the native peoples that occupied Iowa and the surrounding areas. The first section contains an overview of early history of the state and region. The second section contains an A to Z dictionary of tribal articles and biographies of noteworthy Native Americans that have contributed to the history of Iowa.
Foreword; The Fabric of Iowa's Land; People Meet the Land; A Century of Change: 1800-1900; Calls for Conservation; Land: A Geologic Inheritance; Soil: A Fertile Filter; Water: A Life-Giving Cycle; Iowa Resources Today: Status and Trends; A Vision for Iowa's Land; Resources and References.