State Historical Museum hosts "Animal Tales" Sept. 22

For immediate release September 12, 2007


Contact: Jeff Morgan,, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – Free learning activities with games, crafts and stories will be on tap during “Animal Tales” 10 a.m.-Noon, Sept. 22 at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines’ Historic East Village.

Museum visitors will meet Skally Wags, the happy, shaggy dog and her owner, Deanna Reed, who will read from Skally Wags, the book she wrote about her dog. Museum Education Coordinator Sarah Macht also will read stories. “Animal Tales” is appropriate for children 4-8 years old. Admission is free and open to the public.

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


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