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Celebrate Iowa History Month!

A Meskwaki pictograph, from about 1830. (State Historical Society of Iowa)
Astronaut Peggy Whitson, a native of Beaconsfield, wore this flight suit on the International Space Station in 2002. (State Historical Society of Iowa)
  • Noon, each Tuesday and Thursday: Watch an “Iowa History 101” online program to learn about notable names from the past, including Inkpaduta, Emir Abd El-Kader and many others.
  • Noon, March 17: Tune in to an “Iowa Stories” online presentation from the State Historical Society’s Research Center in Iowa City, featuring “The Cherry Sisters: The Best Worst Act in the World.”
  • Noon, March 25: Log in for “100 Years of Donna Reed,” another online presentation, when Reed’s daughter, Mary Owen of Iowa City, will share rarely seen family photos from her mother’s early days in Denison. Reed’s career includes her Academy Award-winning performance in “From Her to Eternity” (1953), “The Donna Reed Show” (1958–1966) and “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), which will marks its 75th anniversary later this year.



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