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

Realizing Stephen Smith: His Conscience and Conflict

UI student Steve Smith (1944-2009) encountered violence as a civil rights worker in Mississippi, led a hunger strike in downtown Iowa City, and burned his draft card in the Iowa Memorial Union in...

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Moving & Restoring a Historic House in Iowa City

Experts discuss the basics of house moving, the economic benefits of historic preservation, and some of the techniques they've used for recycling house parts and finding architectural salvage.

Local History

Beyond the Winning Pig: Phil Stong's Other Animal Tales

What does it mean to imagine the history of Iowa animals apart from industrial agriculture and the meatpacking businesses that continue to shape our relationship to hogs, and chickens, horses and...

Local History

Iowa's Own Monuments Man: George Stout

During WWII, Winterset, Iowa native George Stout was a member of the U.S. Army's "Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program" devoted to recovering art and other items of cultural importance that...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Local History

Images of America: Coralville

Author and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Director Emeritus Timothy Walch shares historic pictures of Coralville from his new book, “Images of America: Coralville”.

Recorded May 27,...

Books and Writing, Local History

History of Iowa City's Grocery Stores

Tom Schulein, citizen historian, presents on the history of Iowa City grocery stores from the corner store to the superstore. Co-sponsored b the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center.

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Helen Lemme: A History

Sixth-grade girl history detectives, all students from Lemme Elementary School present a program about their school's namesake, African-American civil rights advocate Helen Lemme.

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Iowa City Food History: 1830-1900

Rachel Wobeter, UI Museum Studies student, presents a talking tour of Iowa City's food history. She shares photos from Iowa City's earlier years and historical notes about the town's early grocers...

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Prohibition, Breweries and Beer Caves in Iowa City

Marlin Ingalls, architectural historian, gives a presentation on the history of prohibition, breweries and the beer caves in Iowa City.

Local History