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Historical Museum Theater Season Offers Something for Everyone
From around the world to your own backyard, the Spring 2006 Museum Theatre program has a wide array of educational and entertaining performances for both school groups and the public.
Encourage your child’s school to participate in one of these exciting shows, or come experience it for yourself! For more information about any of the events, contact Maureen Korte at Maureen.Korte@iowa.gov.
George Washington Carver: The Journey
Created by students at Winterset High school under the direction of resident artists Tom Milligan and Cyndi Mercati, this play tells the story of one of Iowa’s most famous residents. George Washington Carver lived in Winterset and attended Simpson College for two years before going to Iowa State University and becoming famous for his inventions with the peanut (including peanut butter). This show is about a youthful journey to find acceptance from a community. School groups only — appropriate for grades 5-12.
Spend Spring Break with Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and other great mythical heroes as they come to life in a BIG way in this play of "Tall Tales.” See if you can decipher the story you heard and the one the playwright tells. Public shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., with workshops following performances at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Children can create their own Iowa folk hero. Tickets are $5 per person, plus an additional $5 per person for the workshops.
The Hubbell Family
Students at Hubbell Elementary School in Des Moines have created this play about one of Des Moines’ early pioneer families. Frederick Marion Hubbell, insurance pioneer, railroad building and real estate magnate, purchased Terrace Hill in 1884. He and his descendants lived in the home for more than 70 years until, in 1971, the home was donated to the State of Iowa to serve as the official residence of Iowa’s governors. School groups only — appropriate for grades K-6. A gala evening event will take place at the Historical Building April 1 from 7-9 p.m. with a preview of the show and wine and cheese reception. More information about this event coming soon.