Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov,
MOINES) – Responding to public demand,
the State Historical Museum has added three showings
to its holiday movie schedule this month.
In addition to its 2 p.m. show times, the Holiday
Movies at the Museum schedule now includes 10 a.m.
screenings on the following dates:
- Dec. 27 – “The Muppet Christmas
Carol” (1992) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and other Muppets in
the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who
is held accountable for his dastardly ways during
night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas
Past, Present and Future.
- Dec. 28 – “A Christmas Story”
(1983) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Ralphie Parker, a young boy growing up in the 1940s,
wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder
carbine-action 200-shot range model BB rifle with
a compass in the stock.
- Dec. 29 – “It’s
a Wonderful Life” (1947) at 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m.
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking
about ending it all – on Christmas! As George
is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing
his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows
George what his town would have looked like if it
hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the
The museum is also offering a pizza party package
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in conjunction with the movies.
Tickets for a pizza party/movie package are $8; tickets
for the movie are $3. Tickets are available at The
Museum Store, on-line at www.iowatix.com
and at the door. Snacks, candy and beverages will
be available for purchase. Free holiday crafts and
activities also will be offered 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each
day. The State Historical Museum is at 600 E. Locust
Street in Des Moines’ Historic East Village.
Call 515-281-4011 for more information.
The State Historical Museum launched the Holiday
Movies at the Museum for parents looking for fun activities
to do with their children during the school holiday
break. A list of other holiday season events at the
Historical Building is below:
December 9 & 16 (SOLD OUT)
“Breakfast with Santa”
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
$10, on sale at www.iowatix.com
Join Santa in Cafe Baratta's for breakfast! This traditional
favorite event will serve a hearty feast for children
and adults alike. Local blues musician Frank Strong
will play seasonal songs on guitar and harmonica.
Stick around to hear Santa read traditional holiday
tales from around the globe and sit on his lap for
a picture. Activities include Gift Wrapping for Kids,
toy collectors on display, make-and-take holiday crafts.
December 9, 2006
“Trains and Railroads”
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For anyone who dreamed of working on the railroad…
train and railroad collectors will discuss the hobby
of model railroading and have on display a scale model
railroad from Des MoiNTRAK.
Through December 17, 2006
“Toys for Tots”
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday}
Noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday
The State Historical Museum will be a Toys for Tots
drop-off site. Toys for Tots collects toys for boys
and girls, newborn to 17 years old. They ask for new,
unwrapped toys for children in these age groups. Due
to health regulations, Toys for Tots is allowed to
distribute only new toys.
The State Historical Society of Iowa 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.
to What's New Section