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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release June 17, 2011

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

Tickets to Historical Museum’s children’s show selling fast

Eulenspiegel puppet show geared for day care centers, summer camps, general public

(DES MOINES) – Tickets to a children’s theatrical production at the State Historical Museum are selling fast and day care centers, summer camps and others should make reservations now to see the show.

The Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company’s “Sal Fink” will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011, at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Tickets are $6 per person, and free for children three and younger. Tickets can be reserved in advance by contacting Maureen Korte at maureen.korte@iowa.gov or 515-281-4132.

“The 1 p.m. show is sold out, but we still have tickets for the 11 a.m. show,” Korte said. “Anybody who wants to see this fantastic show should call today to reserve their seats.”

With “Sal Fink,” Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre Company celebrates rivers and prairies with tall tales starring Iowa folk heroine and title character, Sal Fink, the legendary daughter of Mike Fink, the mighty keel boatman.

Sal Fink tames a bear, wrestles a vicious snake, vanquishes a tornado and plays with her pet pig, Suey. The production features live music, written and performed by Iowa musician Ron Hillis. With lots of sound effects and harmony singing, this performance will leave audiences humming.

Before and after the play, children will be able to tour museum galleries and ask questions of ambassadors stationed throughout the museum.

Children also will be able make articulating trolleys, have pictures taken on a three-dimensional trolley, make hats to wear on the trolley and create tickets to anywhere across the state. Visitors will also receive an Iowa map.

In addition, local magician Lee Cole will perform magic shows in the Museum atrium at noon, 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.


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