Bundle up for some fun this winter with Goldie the Goldfinch and the State Historical Museum of Iowa and an assortment of fun activities and programs! To commemorate the 175th anniversary of Iowa statehood, the museum has a variety of programs including in-person exhibit tours, a virtual History Mystery program, and the return of the popular free Winter Break Kit for all ages to learn about Iowa history.
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Winter Break Programs & Activities
Winter Break Kits
Bring the State Historical Museum of Iowa's winter break activities home with a Winter Break Kit from Goldie's Kids Club. Members can register by Dec. 13 to recieve a free kit which included a variety of fun hands-on activities. The free kit will be mailed to participating households (limit of one per household) and included activities and materials to keep young minds engaged and to help celebrate Iowa's connections to movies. Register to receive a Winter Break Kit and inspire hours of fun and creativity with Goldie's Kids Club.
Iowa 175 History Mystery Program
Iowa officially became a state on Dec. 28, 1846 - 175 years ago! To commemorate the anniversary of statehood, a special virtual History Mystery program on Dec. 28th at 10 am will highlight some of our favorite objects from the museum collection. The digital format allows young historians from across the state to examine artifacts and historic images to determine what they are, how they were used and who might have used them. Registration is required - sign up today to virtually attend!
Iowa's People & Places Guided Exhibit Tour
Join State Curator Leo Landis for a guided tour of the museum's newest exhibit, Iowa's People & Places, and learn about Iowa on the state's 175th anniversary of statehood. The 45-minute tours will be offered at 11 am and 2 pm. The tours are open to children and adults - children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is requested and spots are limited.