History - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
History

History

Armchair Travel
Armchair Travel

West Central Iowa's Loess Hills Sites
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

Big Sioux River Valley
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30; 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.

New Discoveries at Saqqara
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13; 7 TO 8:30 P.M.

The Sunken City of Theonis-Heracleion
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13; 7 TO 8:30 P.M.

Growing Magic - The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story
Growing Magic - The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story

The one-hour documentary Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story, narrated by Bruce Scheid, tells the story about how an Iowa cornfield grown in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s profile not only celebrated Mickey’s 60th birthday in 1988, but also brought together seven smalltown Iowa communities during the difficult time of a changing rural landscape shaped by the 1980s’ farm crisis.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21; 6 TO 7:30 P.M.

Local Legends, Historic Consequences
Local Legends, Historic Consequences

People often think of local events as one-way actions. Actions by individuals, and reactions by groups, define history. The following talks will highlight events that occurred locally.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 17, 24, 31, NOVEMBER 7, 14; NOON TO 2 P.M. / ZOOM: 6:30 P.M.

Mystery Trip
Mystery Trip

Local historian Grace Linden is ready to hit the road. In our first trip since 2019, Grace is ready to surprise you with a trip curated and inspired by her popular series Armchair Travel.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30; 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

Omaha Theatre Trip: Disney's Frozen
Omaha Theatre Trip: Disney's Frozen

Let's take a trip to Omaha for a memorable Sunday to see an Orpheum Theatre Broadway series hit, Disney's FROZEN.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29; 9 A.M. TO 7 P.M.

Pearl Street Stories
Pearl Street Stories

Tom Munson, Archives Manager, traces the early history of one of Sioux City's oldest streets. The area's business history, buildings, homes, and stories about several notable individuals are featured.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON

Sheikh Zayed Bridge
Sheikh Zayed Bridge

We will spend a delightful lunchtime session looking at the architect Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) and her spectacularly designed and sculptural bridge. The Sheikh Zayed Bridge was started in 1997 and completed in 2010 as the third gateway bridge from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to the Saadiyat Islands.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2; NOON TO 1:30 P.M.

The Bottoms Neighborhoods
The Bottoms Neighborhoods

From the 1880s through the 1950s, Sioux City’s “south side” and “east side,” which became known as the South and East Bottoms, were vibrant working-class neighborhoods.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON