State Historical Museum of Iowa

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>> Junior Curator Day Camp <<

What does it take to create and run a museum? Young historians (entering 4th through 6th grade) will explore the roles of curators, conservators, and exhibit designers with the unique experience offered through the Junior Curator Day Camp. Students will investigate historic artifacts, explore the museum’s collection vault, and learn about Iowa’s exciting history with museum staff. Students also will design and arrange their own themed exhibit featuring objects from the State Historical Museum’s collection.

June 23, July 14, or August 4
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines
Grades 4-6 (must be entering 4th – 6th grades)
Limited to 10 participants each program date
$50 per person

 

>> Young Writers Workshop <<

How does where you come from enrich your writing? Find out when you join award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill of Chicago for Young Writers’ Workshop.

Throughout the week, students will participate in icebreaker activities, explore the museum’s collection vault and exhibits, engage in daily writing exercises, learn historical research and inclusive storytelling tips, verbally share writing, give and receive feedback, as well as write, edit, rewrite and present their final historical fiction story. Students will discover the story behind an artifact in the Iowa History 101 exhibition and weave the object and its story into a historical fiction short story. The week is capped off by the students giving a public performance of the stories and celebrating during a reception with family and friends. While most of the week will be spent in the classroom, a few out of the classroom excursions are planned.

June 14-18, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines
Grades 7-12 (must have completed 6th grade or be 12 years old or older)
Limited to 12 participants
Bring a laptop or tablet (accommodations can be made)
$150 per person (scholarships may be available)

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