Local History

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...

Local History

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 and...

Local History

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...

Local History

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...

Local History

Weber Days 2017: University Town, Union Town

John W. McKerley, an oral historian at the University of Iowa Labor Center, gives an introduction to the labor history of Iowa City and Johnson County.

Weber Days is a series of local...

Local History

Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the UI During the Long Civil Rights Era

Dr. Lena M. Hill, Senior Associate to the UI President and Dr. Michael D. Hill, UI Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, discuss the creation of the 2016 book "Invisible...

Books and Writing, Local History

Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South with Mark Speltz

Author and Historian Mark Speltz will be here to read from his new book North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond The South. The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Local History

Fields of Opportunity: Records of African American Excellence

The creation of the book "Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa During the Long Civil Rights Era" reveals how inspired collaborators can do special things. What was it...

Local History

Making Sense Out of Iowa City Streets

Recorded May 25, 2016

Citizen historian Thomas Schulein will present a program on how Iowa City streets were named.

Making Sense Out of Iowa City Streets - Why can't we seem to drive...

Local History

The Secret Lives of Houses: How to Research your House's History

Recorded May 18, 2016

Learn from Alicia Trimble, Executive Director of Friends of Historic Preservation how to research the history of your home or a building.

This program is part...

Local History