State Historical Museum of Iowa

State Historical Museum of Iowa

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State Historical Museum of Iowa
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Young historians can learn about Iowa history with unique educational experiences only available at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. Using the museum and exhibits as a unique classroom, participants in these programs will explore the museum and the history of Iowa while examining historical artifacts, diving into historical research and learning special skills.

 
Young Writers’ Workshop
Ages: 12 to 18 years old (entering 7th to 12th Grade)
Price: $200
Date: June 15-19, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Young Writers’ Workshop is a week-long workshop for middle and high school students offered each summer. A nationally-known young adult author works with students to hone and refine their writing skills in a creative environment. Students use the museum collection for ideas and inspiration to craft short fiction pieces.

Throughout the week, students will participate in icebreaker and writing exercises, verbally share their writing as well as give and accept feedback on the writing. The week is capped off by students giving a public performance of their stories followed by a reception with family and friends. Most of the week will be spent in the classroom, but a few out-of-the-classroom excursions are planned. Students will learn about historical research, view the museum collections vault and have plenty of writing, editing, feedback and rewriting time.

 

 

 
Junior Curator Day Camp
Ages: 9 to 12 years old (entering 4th to 6th Grade)
Price: $50
Dates: June 10 or July 8
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create and run a museum? Young historians can discover why museums are so important as they explore the roles of curators, conservators and exhibit designers at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. Participants will have a unique opportunity to get up close to investigate historic artifacts, explore the museum’s collection vault and learn about Iowa’s exciting history. At the end of the day, participants will create an exhibit that will be temporarily on display in the classroom.

Registration for the 2020 Junior Curator Day Camps is now open. Register your junior curator for the day camp on June 10 or July 8 at the state historical museum.

  • State Historical Museum of Iowa
  • State Historical Museum of Iowa
  • State Historical Museum of Iowa