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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Weber Days: The Plain and Colorful Story of Feed Sacks

Author, Linzee Kull McCray, shares stories and images from her book, "Feed Sacks: The Colorful History of a Frugal Fabric." It brings together tales of hardship, resilience, and social...

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Weber Days: Local History Resources at ICPL

The Iowa City Public Library has many unique collections that focus on historical information about the Iowa City area. Adult Services Coordinator, Maeve Clark, discusses the online resources that...

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Weber Days 2017: Voxman and Eble: Iowa City's Music Men

Starting in the 1950s, Himie Voxman and Charlie Eble traveled throughout the United States and Europe, collecting sheet music for arrangement, study, and sale in Iowa City. Katie Buehner, head of...

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