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President Coleman to wear 1850's style gown to Sesquicentennial Ball

A photo-op is scheduled with University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman wearing the 19th-century style ballgown she will wear at the upcoming UI Sesquicentennial Ball on Feb. 22.

Photographers and videographers can take photos and shoot video from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m Thursday, Feb. 13 in the President's residence on Church Street in Iowa City.

The gown, made by Coleman's sister, Rebecca Brunswig of Greeley, Colo., is from an authentic 1850's dress pattern and includes a hoop skirt.

Photographers/videographers may park in the lot located on the east side of the house and enter through the kitchen door on the north side of the building.