“Fall into Winter” festival at Historical Museum Nov. 28

For immediate release November 19, 2008


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

(DES MOINES) – Let the kids feast on a variety of family-friendly activities the day-after-Thanksgiving at the State Historical Museum.

“Fall into Winter” will feature activities ranging from dance and music to crafts and storytelling 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the State Historical Museum, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.

Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 515-281-5111 for more information. Fall into Winter is sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa.

Scheduled activities include:

Knitting with Kim Finley
10, 11 a.m., Noon and 1 p.m.

Juggling with Bob Neff
11 a.m., Noon and 1 p.m.

Tea Party with Dr. Patricia Tice
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Foy Irish Dancers
10 and 11 a.m.

R.J. Hernandez, Latino Music Concert and Workshop
11:45 a.m.

Home Grown Tomatoes Band
10, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Hand Made Beading Workshops
All day

Making Ornaments – Victorian day ornaments to contemporary ornaments that everyone can take home to decorate their tree.
All day

Storytelling – Featuring a Two Rivers Story Spinner Teller who will delight audiences of all ages with tales of “Why Bears Sleep Through Winter” and “Ivor the Norwegian Christmas Story.”
11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Face Stenciling with Leanne Otting
10:30 a.m.

Marionette Variety Show with Brett DeBruyn
1 p.m.

Deanna Reed and her dog, Scalliwags – Reed reads her book about her dog to children and families, who can meet Scalliwags.
All day


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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