"Fall into Winter Family Festival" at Historical Museum November 23
For immediate release November 9, 2007


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

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Museum will present “Fall into Winter Family Festival” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23, 2007 at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines’ Historic East Village.

Sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the festival – scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving – is free and open to the public. Families and individuals can dance with the Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo Band and take knitting workshops, make wreaths and bird feeders, observe weavers and spinners do their crafts, create jewelry and have children’s tea with Dr. Patricia Tice.

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its two divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.


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