Description: Speakers will present on the new Meskwaki Museum and Cultural Center, located at the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County, Iowa, and the Dallas County, Iowa Conservation Board’s prairie restoration and annual celebration called Prairie Awakening held at Kuehn Conservation Area. The Meskwaki Historical Preservation Department seeks to preserve the cultural heritage of the Meskwaki People and promote a deeper understanding of the Meskwaki Tribe, its history and its culture. The Meskwaki Museum and Cultural Center has recently acquired an expanded facility, which allows for an artifact storage area and library. Speakers will discuss the process of acquiring grant funds to create new exhibits, care for collections, and develop educational programs. The history and process of creating the Native American Celebration and its evolution over the years will be discussed. An optional guided tour of the Native American exhibits in Iowa Hall in Macbride Hall to follow the workshop.
Speakers: Johnathan Buffalo, Howard Crow Eagle, Chris Atkins, Pete Malmberg, Mary Bennett. Sarah Horgen (guided tour of Iowa Hall)
When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 1–4 p.m.
Where: Biosphere Discovery Hub, Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
IMA Member Registration: $35
Non-Member Registration: $45
Registrations due by Friday, October 12, 2012 to Iowa Museum Association, 1116 Washington Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.
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