For immediate release September 9, 2011
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
Children can make-and-take free models Sept. 17; reservations required
DES MOINES – Plastic cars and airplanes will take over the State Historical Museum next week when local model-making enthusiasts offer free “make-and-take” plastic model workshops for children and their families.
Hawkeye Modelers of Des Moines and Plastic Surgeons will present “The Art of Model Making” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17, 2011, at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. The workshops are free and open to the public.
As part of the program, Revell, Inc., will provide 120 plastic car and airplane model kits for children in grades 2-6 to assemble. Children and their parents can make a model at 11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m. and take it home at no charge. Reservations are required by contacting Museum Curator Jack Lufkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-281-8295
In addition, visitors can tour museum exhibits, visit the State Historical Library & Archives Reading Room, and enjoy lunch at Café Baratta’s, which is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Saturday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.