UI Mobile Museum to host open house on May 15
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The University of Iowa Mobile Museum will be open to the public from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the pedestrian plaza north of the UI Main Library.
The museum, a collaboration between the Office of the State Archaeologist, the Old Capitol Museum, and the UI Museum of Natural History, is a 38-foot custom-built RV that features exhibits on Iowa history, archaeology, and paleontology, as well as an interactive digital wall that invites visitors to explore UI research and creativity. Admission is free. The museum features three exhibits focusing on three very different eras in Iowa’s history this year:
- Iowa’s Ice Age Giants explores the great mammals that roamed that the state during the last ice age and their sudden extinction.
- Iowa’s Ancient Agriculturalists tells the story of the Glenwood culture centered in the Loess Hills and their connections to the Iowa landscape through agriculture.
- Cornerstones focuses on the founding of Iowa and writing of its constitution, the building of the Old Capitol building, and the creation of the University of Iowa.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. The Mobile Museum is equipped with a wheelchair lift. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the Mobile Museum in advance at 319-384-0561.