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Iowa History 101 Series

Join the State Historical Society of Iowa for a 60-minute online learning series that focuses on the past lives of Iowans. The Iowa History 101 webinars share Iowa stories and the history of the state through a cultural history lens on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Register for an upcoming program or watch a recorded presentation. Registration is required for each event. View past programs here.

Upcoming Programs

All Iowa History 101 programs are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on the date of the presentation. 

Date Program Title (Click the link to register) Presenter
March 9 Uncommon Ground: Grant Wood and Russell Lee’s Divergent View of Iowa James Swensen
March 23 Fort Madison in Pre-Statehood Iowa: The U.S. Army as a Predecessor to Anglo-American Settlement Patrick J. Jung
April 13 Iowa's Boomtime: Prairie Chickens and the Replacement of Grass with Corn in the Nineteenth Century Michael M. Belding
April 27 Decolonizing Seeds to Revitalize Lifeways: regeneration through tallgrass prairie and bison, heirloom seeds, and food sovereignty Daniel Maher
May 11 "I Felt if Things Didn't Change, the World Would Come to an End": Black Iowa Women's Activism During the Civil Rights Era. 1945-1965 Emily Bronswick
May 25  Governor at War: A Critical Assessment of Governor Samuel Kirkwood's Wartime Response Victoria Stewart
June 8 Seeking Equality: Stories of Black Iowans, 1839 and Beyond Leo Landis
June 22 A Sit-In in 1872: How an Illinois Schoolteacher Fought Race Segregation in Iowa Sharon Wood