History Adventures Online – Underground Railroad

Join Abby and Sophie this week to learn about the Underground Railroad! Explore the lives of Harriet Tubman and Charlotta Pyles, who helped people escape slavery while living in Iowa. Click the image below to download a printable worksheet with activities that will let you dive deeper into this important history.

History Adventures Online – Eyes on the Sky

African American pilot Bessie Coleman said, “The air is the only place free from prejudice.” At the dawn of the 20th century, aviation was new to the world and pilots Bessie Coleman and William J. Powell used flying to dispel discrimination. Learn about these two pioneering aviators and explore the ideas of flight with a […]

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History Adventures Online – Chemistry Connections

In this week’s History Adventures program you’ll get to learn about George Washington Carver and his contributions to science. After the history lesson, Sophie and Abby will lead you through a hands-on chemistry activity: making homemade ice cream! Homemade Ice Cream Ingredients & Materials: 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy cream) 1/4 cup […]

History Adventures Online – Super Soaked

Learn about Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker! After AAMI education interns Sophie and Abby lead a history lesson, they’ll show you how to make your own simple water sprayer using a plastic water bottle and a thumbtack*. After you learn about the science behind the Super Soaker, you’ll have a chance to have […]

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FILM CLUBLost In History: Alexander ClarkWhen: Thursday, April 15, 2021Pre-register here: ow.ly/Fxlw50EcyhrTomorrow, join the African American Museum of Iowa for a viewing and discussion of "Lost In History: Alexander Clark." ... See MoreSee Less
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"Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans" When: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Time: 12:30 pmPre-register here: ow.ly/fqX050EcA3aJoin the African American Museum of Iowa for a book talk with Dr. Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. on April 15th, just in time for the 2021 Oscars, scheduled for April 25th! ... See MoreSee Less
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History Adventures: Lights, Camera, Action!When: Thursday, April 29, 2021Where: ow.ly/6nz950EcyTAJoin us as we look at the history of African Americans' journey to the big stage. From small theatres to Broadway, we will see where this adventure takes us! We will be creating spoon actors and actresses for you to put on your own play! ... See MoreSee Less
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"Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans"When: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Time: 12:30 pmPre-register here: ow.ly/fqX050EcA3aJoin the African American Museum of Iowa for a book talk with Dr. Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. on April 15th, just in time for the 2021 Oscars, scheduled for April 25th! ... See MoreSee Less
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FILM CLUBLost In History: Alexander ClarkWhen: Thursday, April 15, 2021Pre-register here: ow.ly/PmxX50Ecy7rJoin the African American Museum of Iowa for a viewing and discussion of "Lost In History: Alexander Clark," an Iowa PBS program. Because of the actions of this notable Iowan, Iowa's schools were desegregated more than 85 years before the rest of the nation. This documentary profiles Alexander Clark and his historic accomplishments. Together we will take in the film in commemoration of the 1868 decision that integrated Iowa’s schools before closely examining the information depicted. ... See MoreSee Less
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