Museums are mostly educational institutions. Through several decades, they’ve been clichéd to be dull because individuals perceive them as amusing facilities (which they are not). With the winter coming closer, you may want to consider some alternatives to walks and late outside evening. So, why not get your friends and visit some intriguing exhibitions? Who knows, maybe apart from having a great time you will learn some helpful information which will not just make you a smarter person but also help your college studies! Your perception from seeing a museum depends much on your own expectations, and should you build up the right “looking forward,” you might spend some time with pleasure and use.
Iowa City has lots of museums that are great — every student can get a place satisfying his preferences and preferences. Here is a list of city’s most interesting educational places with short descriptions of the December-January exhibitions. Start planning your winter weeks today!
Antique Car Museum of Iowa
The Museum features distinct automobiles made during the period from the beginning of the XXth century till the 1970s. Many vehicles have their first components and garments, meaning they have not been under recovery nonetheless. The display constantly hosts 80-90 cars, and a part of the selection sometimes changes thanks to its private owners who contribute or purchase the displayed items.
This museum can take a couple of hours for certain as classic cars are something that you need time to get a view of. Visitors advise carrying the camera since there’s plenty of cool shots you can take with classic vehicles. So, wait no longer! Go and dip in the atmosphere of the 40s, 60s or any time you enjoy most.
Johnson County Historical Society Museum
If you would like to dive a little into the background of Mormons, Johnson County Museum is the best spot to do this. In Reality, it’s a 4 in 1 bundle:
It gives a chance to glimpse lives of individuals in 1850s and see beautiful gardens.
1876 Coralville Schoolhouse: see how pupils studied in those years!
Poor Farm and Asylum: the name is intriguing as the location itself. It shows how the government started caring for mentally ill citizens and which methods were used to help them (farm work, fresh air, etc.).
Coralville Old Town Hall: the building was used by the general public for almost a century. This is the place where important decisions of these times were made. Come and feel the American spirit of the XXth century.
During January and December, there will be some events and festivals planned by different organizations. Some are free, and if you are interested.
This museum includes 4 distinct places all of which do not occupy a lot of room. But, regardless of little room available, the museum staff managed to skillfully exhibit the artworks in a way that highlights their attractiveness, value, and significance. Permanent collections include the American and European art of the XXth century, African art, modern art, functions of Iowa artists, etc..
In terms of December 2017 and January 2018, there will be interesting exhibitions regarding the sausage culture, the growth of agriculture along with the works of a contemporary African artist. These are a few interesting and interesting things to explore!
Old Capitol Museum
Being the only Iowa City Natural Historic Landmark, Old Capitol Museum reflects the background and aims at educating the general public about its own culture and legacy. Often it serves as a hall for temporary exhibitions. In December/January, you have the opportunity to see a number of the — National Geographic Photo Arc and Faces of Iowa throughout the Historical Lens. In addition, the museum hosts different events that will not leave you bored in winter. Check these out!
There’s no lack of this in Iowa City. Make your December and January more exciting and enrich your knowledge about the town you reside in. See you in one of these areas!