Historical Museum hosts fourth annual
“Museum Monster Mash” Oct. 26
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, VSA arts of Iowa co-sponsors

For immediate release October 13, 2008


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

(DES MOINES) – Children of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of music, crafts and storytelling this month at the State Historical Museum’s fourth annual “Museum Monster Mash.”

Co-sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and VSA arts of Iowa, the “Museum Monster Mash” will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.

Children will enjoy learning how to play the harmonica with Blues musician Freight Train Frank, juggling with Bob Neff and balloon sculptures. They will also hear slightly spooky stories and dance the Monster Mash.

Children will receive a free bag full of fun, healthy treats and be able to select a book to take home while supplies last. More than 2,500 people attended the “Museum Monster Mash” last year.


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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