CLERMONT — The State Historical Society of Iowa’s “Iowa History 101” mobile museum is coming to Clermont on June 14-17.
Launched in 2017, the 300-square-foot museum is housed in a bright-blue, custom-built Winnebago that travels the state’s highways and back roads to visit schools, libraries, local museums, community festivals, county fairs and other gathering places. People can see multi-media presentations and artifacts from the historical society’s collection.
- Battered miner’s cap worn by Carl Coghlan, a Marion County coal miner.
- 1917 prototype of the state flag designed by Dixie Cornell Gebhardt of Knoxville.
- Pen Gov. William Harding used to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
- Basketball jersey Lynne Lorenzen wore during her glory days at Ventura High School.
- Olympic medal from sprinter Natasha Kaiser-Brown of Des Moines
- Patch from a spacesuit worn by astronaut Peggy Whitson of Beaconsfield.
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More information is available at iowaculture.gov or (515) 281-5111.