Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
In Trunks, Hands, and Hearts: What Immigrants Bring to Iowa
Through six traveling banners created by the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, this exhibit told stories of immigrants to Iowa from a variety of places and times. The stories showed the commonality of experience, while also sharing the many unique examples. The exhibit focused on telling stories through the things that were brought (objects, skills, traditions, customs, etc.). Several supplementary panels were created to tell Ames immigrant stories.