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UI sesquicentennial display "held over" at Old Capitol
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A popular exhibit developed for the University of
Iowa's sesquicentennial celebration is being held over at the Old Capitol
Museum. The exhibit will remain in the Old Capitol's second floor rotunda
until January of 1998, said Ann Smothers, director of the museum.
The exhibit was originally scheduled to stay at the Old Capitol through
May 1997. Since it was set up on November 1, 1996, there have been more
than 16,000 visitors to the Old Capitol, Smothers noted.
Originally created for the Iowa State Fair, the sesquicentennial exhibit
includes a pictorial timeline of the university's past, featuring important
events in education, student life and service to the state.
Among the items on display are a football signed by Nile Kinnick, the
UI's only Heisman Trophy winner; the original score of Meredith Wilson's
"Iowa Fight Song," and the meteorite that landed in Marion, Iowa,
on the day that the University was founded.
The exhibit is the creation of UI Audiovisual Graphics.