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Special One-Day Exhibit: At Home in the Heartland: How Midwesterners Got to Be “Us”

Visit this unique traveling exhibit! The Bus-eum, a museum on an actual bus, will be at the NCSML for a short time on this date. The exhibit, created by Traces in Mason City, examines how the Midwest developed in ways different from other regions, how Iowa’s settlement distinguished it from its neighbors, and what both blesses and burdens us in Iowa today.

In addition to the bus exhibits being open, historian Michael Luick-Thrams of Traces will offer a 90-minute workshop at 1:30pm –  Grindin’ Ol’ Bones: Exploring Together Social Contexts Behind Family History. It encourages visitors to think about their own family legacies in the setting of larger histories. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa, the John K. & Luise V. Hanson and the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundations, Chester P. Luick Memorial Trust, and Vander Haags Inc.

Both the Bus-eum and the workshop will be free to the public. The workshop portion of this program will be held in the Skala Bartizal Library at the NCSML.

For more information about the Bus-eum, click here.


October 13, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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