Since 2003, History Through The Arts has served as the Iowa State Historical Museum’s signature education program, teaching international, national, and Iowa history to K-12 students through interactive fine arts and humanities programming. On a visit to the State Historical Museum, students will experience a live performance of professional theatre and workshops in music, dance, theatre, visual art, literature, history, archaeology, and other subjects. Museum staff and professional artists lead workshops with hands-on activities that connect students to the performance and give them a firsthand view of the presenter’s area of expertise. The full day students spend at the Historical Museum is a complete curricular experience that reaches national benchmarks and standards.
The program is based on the concept that the arts – and live theatre in particular – bring historical subjects to life and take students beyond facts and dates. The arts address all learning styles and bridge the gaps between generations. Join History Through The Arts for the Fall season as it continues to provide informative and memorable experiences for students across Iowa.
TEACHERS: Students arrive at the Museum at 9:45 a.m. and are dismissed at 1:30 p.m. All students and teachers need to bring a sack lunch. No soda or gum, please. Attendance numbers can be changed up to six weeks prior to the performance. Invoices are sent to teachers to be forwarded to the district offices for payment. POs, checks, credit cards and cash are accepted. All reserving teachers will be sent visitation guidelines. This teacher is responsible for sharing information to any other attending teachers.
Reserve seats by e-mail Jess.Vogel@iowa.gov or phone 281-4132
Amid difficult times, the Iowa Arts Council and History Through The Arts present a great opportunity for the students of Iowa with the Big Yellow School Bus grant. This grant provides $200 for schools across Iowa to attend fine arts field trips during the school year. The grant is awarded on a first come, first fund basis and only one grant, per school building, per fiscal year is awarded. With state budget cuts greatly affecting arts and field trip funding, a program like History Through The Arts is more vital than ever.
Contact Allie Walker for Information about funding a field trip to the museum for History Through the Arts progrmming: Allie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Other funding options:
Connecting Kids and Culture K-5 students in Dallas/Polk counties only.
Ask us about Popeyes and other scholarships that may be available.