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

Presidents come and go. Some wielded great power; some had no ability to do anything. Others watched their power dribble away. Many who wanted to assert presidential power were slapped down hard by the legislative branch, which controlled the purse and were seen as the people that passed laws. 
TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 20 AND 27; 6:30 TO 7:30 P.M.

 

Social Movements of the 20th and 21st Century
Social Movements of the 20th and 21st Century

Join instructor Callie Naylor Christiansen to learn about social movements and how and why they occur. Callie will teach us about some influential social movements starting with the Women’s Rights Movement through the Black Lives Matter Movement of today.
THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 24, OCTOBER 1, 8, 15; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

Traveling in 19th Century America
Traveling in 19th Century America

It is said the major difference with Americans is perspective. To us, 100 miles is close, but 100 years seems a long time ago.
MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 21, 28, OCTOBER 5; 6:30 TO 7:30 P.M.

Hans Christian Andersen - Beyond the Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen - Beyond the Fairy Tales

The stories of few writers are better known than those of Hans Christian Andersen. Even people who do not know his name are familiar with “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “Thumbelina,” and “The Little Mermaid” among his many other creations.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

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.
KV40 - Royal Family Tomb; October 15
Archaeology Field School 1984; October 29

Behind the Scenes of a Campaign
Behind the Scenes of a Campaign

In Iowa, there always seems to be a campaign on the ground. The state is viewed as an arena for national candidates to test their messages for the first time and make a name for themselves.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

Tour The Warrior Hotel
Tour The Warrior Hotel

Join us for a live virtual tour through the newly reopened doors of The Warrior Hotel! With its unshakeable spirit and grand Art Deco style, The Warrior Hotel reimagines its elegant past with gracious warmth and sumptuous detail.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7; 1 TO 2:30 P.M.

Rock Around the Clock
Rock Around the Clock

While Sioux City saw big names in the 1950s like Elvis, Siouxland also had a history of live music in fancy restaurants and dinner clubs from the 1940s through the 1970s, and some would say on into today!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10; 6:30 TO 7:30 P.M.

The Electric Drive
The Electric Drive

The use of electricity to power automobiles is not a new idea. During the early 1900s, electric cars outsold most other types of automobiles. Today electric powered cars are becoming popular once again.
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 3, 5, 10; 1:30 TO 3 P.M.