Upcoming Events

E.g., 2018-09-21
E.g., 2018-09-21
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:00pm | Old Capitol Museum

Hive Universe & The Fragile Bee

The artist behind The Fragile Bee exhibit, Nancy Macko, travels to us to discuss her work - on display in Old Capitol Museum now through the end of 2018 - in a special lecture entitled, "Hive Universe & The Fragile Bee." Join us for discussion and appropriately honey-filled Baklava from Oasis Falafel House.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:00pm | Old Capitol Museum

Old Capitol Museum is teaming up with The UI DeGowin Blood Center to offer a blood drive. The drive will be held in the Museum's Supreme Court Chambers Tuesday, September 25th from 12 pm - 4 pm. All blood collected is used locally to help patients at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm | Old Capitol Museum

In conjunction with the new exhibit - The Fragile Bee, by Nancy Macko - the Iowa City Historic Foodies group will use their September meeting to discuss and share honey, history, and food. Featuring a presentation about ancient bee keeping by Old Capitol Museum Education Assistant Natalie Berry. Participants are welcome to bring a dish or information to share, though this is not required. The program is free to attend and open to the public.

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 5:30pm | Old Capitol Museum

Each month participants will explore a different period of history with museum staff. History Club's Fall 2018 programming will include 2 events:

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm | Old Capitol Museum

The Old Capitol Museum welcomes Jim Davis of the East Central Iowa Beekeepers Association as a guest speaker in conjunction with our exhibit, The Fragile Bee, by Nancy Macko.

Along with bee themed activities for kids including stories and crafts, Jim will be discussing the problems faced by bees, bees as a social insect, and the science behind a bee’s life. Jim is a retired Iowa City educator and has kept bees for 9 years.

This program is free to attend and all are welcome.

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 4:00pm | Old Capitol Museum

2-part lecture from historian Michael Luick-Thrams:
FIRST 4-5:30pm One of the Deadliest Killers Ever: 1918’s Flu Pandemic
SECOND 6:30-8pm The Cow War: Farmer Rebellions in America’s Heartland during the Great Depression

2 Events
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:00pm | Old Capitol Museum

One of the world’s best known light artists, Gerry Hofstetter transforms buildings, monuments, and natural landscapes throughout the world into temporary works of art with spectacular light projections. He has illuminated icebergs, the Colosseum, Great Pyramids, Washington Cathedral, among many others. He will stop in Iowa City for his current project, the Light & Art Tour of the United States, which will highlight one monument in each state.

After his Creative Matters talk, Gerry will showcase a light performance on the side of the Old Capitol Museum.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00pm | University of Iowa Pentacrest

The UI Pentacrest Museums are delighted to announce a spectacular projected light show to illuminate the Old Capitol Museum, visible from the Pentacrest for all to enjoy.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:30am | University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Please join us at the Biosphere Discovery Hub located in the Museum of Natural History’s Bird Hall for a very special visit from some parrot friends right here on the Pentacrest! The Iowa Parrot Rescue and a few of their parrots will fly over for a bird-filled morning.

A birdy meet-and-greet (real live parrots!) plus an opportunity to learn about the wonderful work the Iowa Parrot Rescue is doing - including conservation methods used to save the species and their habitats. 

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 5:30pm | Old Capitol Museum

Each month participants will explore a different period of history with museum staff. History Club's Fall 2018 programming will include 2 events: