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Weber Days: A Brief History of the Lucas Farms Neighborhood

Hear the 175 year old story of this modest neighborhood with a rich history! Lucas Farms Neighborhood sits on the original farmland of Iowa's first Territorial Governor, Robert Lucas. Judy Nyren,...

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Weber Days: Larry Ginter and Iowa City's Horse Racing Tradition

Standard bred horse-racing was all the rage at the beginning of the 20th Century. ICPL Librarian Anne Mangano shares her research on Larry Ginter, Iowa City's most famous race horse.

This...

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Weber Days: Iowa City Then & Now - A Photographic Comparison of Downtown 1970 - 2018

When the wave of urban renewal arrived in Iowa City in the late 1960s, Dr. Oscar Beasley took notice and began photographing the downtown area's oldest buildings. He continued to document downtown...

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Weber Days: Iowa City & RAGBRAI - A Brief History

RAGBRAI veterans share their memories of Iowa City's participation on the largest one week bicycle ride on the planet. Speakers include Larry Fitzpatrick, Barb Goff, Gordon Goldsmith, and Todd...

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Weber Days: 6-on-6 Girls' Basketball in Iowa

Up until 1993, Iowa was devoted to an unusual form of women's sport known as 6-on-6 girls' basketball. To mark the 25th anniversary of the final season, Iowa Women's Archives staff and UI American...

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Staying Tuned: The Dottie Ray Story

A film by Hawk City Productions

Dottie Ray spent a lifetime telling other people's stories, now you have a chance to hear hers.

Iowa's local broadcast legend, Dottie Ray, retired...

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Irving Weber's Iowa City: A One Man Show

Eric Johnson stars in a one man show depicting Irving Weber, Iowa City's official historian.

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Weber Days: Why Save an Old Barn?

The Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn is one of the oldest and largest round barns in the United States. Its current owner, Rich Tyler, shares the story of the barn's history and preservation. He also...

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Weber Days: Little Village, Big Progress

A panel of past and current Little Village publishers and editors discuss the 15-plus years of independent publishing in Iowa City.

Panelists:
Melody Dworark - former editor
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Weber Days: The Jefferson Hotel and the Murals of Mildred Pelzer

Mildred Pelzer's mural, "Raildroad Arrives" is on loan to ICPL during renovation at Longfellow Elementary School. Sean Ulmer, executive director of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, presents a...

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