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Dr. Robert Dunker Annual Lecture
Dr. Robert Dunker Annual Lecture

Presidents must have the ability to lead to be effective. The ability to communicate their ideas and inspire others is a must for leadership. The press acts as their megaphone – or does it? Historian Russ Gifford will present how four famous presidents worked with the press and consider the changes over the 20th Century.

MONDAYS, MAY 3 AND 10; 6:30 TO 8 P.M.

Eleanor Roosevelt - A Woman Who Made a Difference
Eleanor Roosevelt - A Woman Who Made a Difference

Eleanor Roosevelt was unlike any first lady before her or after her. Her story is far more important than most realize. As a wife and mother, she faced the same troubles many do, but then she became Franklin D. Roosevelt's lifeline when polio struck him down.

MONDAY, MARCH 22; 6:30 TO 8 P.M.

Encounters with Ancient Egypt
Encounters with Ancient Egypt

The civilization of ancient Egypt, which lasted from 3,000 B.C. to 332 B.C., when it was conquered by Alexander the Great, continues to enthrall us. Egyptologist Mary Vaught will explore this fascinating world in images and words.
How to Make a Mummy, Egyptian Style; April 8; 7 TO 8:30 P.M.
Mummies from Around the World; April 22; 7 TO 8:30 P.M.

Hunting for Morels
Hunting for Morels

Hunting for morels is a great way to get out into nature. In partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, join Master Gardener and morel hunting expert, Julie Hlas, for this presentation that will provide some basic information you may want to consider before you start your adventure.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

Irish in Sioux City
Irish in Sioux City

presented by the Sioux City Public Museum
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, famine and persecution caused a mass immigration of Irish into the United States.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

Looking Back on the 1920s
Looking Back on the 1920s

Mark Twain is reported to have said, "History may not repeat, but it certainly rhymes." Join historian Russ Gifford for a look at the 1920s and don’t be surprised if you already know the tune! (Hint: It isn't the Charleston or the Foxtrot!)

MONDAYS, APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26; 6:30 TO 8 P.M.

Mark Twain - A Superstar of American Literature
Mark Twain - A Superstar of American Literature

If you were to ask the average person to list the most important American writers, Mark Twain's name would soon come to mind for most. And they would be right.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

Sioux City: 1910-1920
Sioux City: 1910-1920

Join Tom Munson, Archives Manager at the Sioux City Public Museum, for a great talk on this interesting decade in Sioux City history. The 1910s were the second boom era for Sioux City.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

Tour the Chocolate Mansion
Tour the Chocolate Mansion

Join Lifelong Learning for a virtual tour of the new boutique hotel, the Chocolate Mansion. This once 1894 Victorian family estate, is now a sweet place to stay for anyone.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18; 10:30 AM TO NOON

Understanding Sociology: Deviance
Understanding Sociology: Deviance

When looking at deviance in society, we often think of breaking laws. However, there are many ways to be considered deviant.

THURSDAYS, MAY 27, JUNE 3, 10; 10 TO 11:30 A.M.

Understanding Sociology: Women and Crime
Understanding Sociology: Women and Crime

When looking at the criminal justice system, it is less common to find women than men. This extends from the law enforcement officers to offenders, including juvenile offenders.

TUESDAYS, APRIL 6, 13, 20; 1 TO 2:30 P.M.