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Upcoming Events

Ultimate Dinosaurs

October 10, 2014 - April 12, 2015 - All Day at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Millions of years ago, the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart, and dinosaurs became passengers on these drifting land masses. The result? Dinosaurs with unusual – and sometimes bizarre – features that are different from the ones we know and love.

Based on new, groundbreaking research from scientists around the world,Ultimate Dinosaurs reveals a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar.  From the tiny Buitreraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus (T. rex‘s bigger, badder cousin), Ultimate Dinosaurs is a fascinating study of species you may not have met before.  See Ultimate Dinosaurs October 12, 2014, through April 12, 2015, at SCI!

Treasures Tour

March 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Salisbury House
4025 Tonawanda Drive

Come see the treasures from the Salisbury House collection that are seldom on public display.  Enjoy a tour led by Salisbury House’s Executive Director, J. Eric Smith, and Curator & Chief Historian, Megan Stout Sibbel.  Guests will enjoy exclusive access to internationally significant artifacts, books and manuscripts from the Salisbury House archives and collections.

The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a wine and cheese reception followed by the tour that includes access to the exquisite Salisbury House Library. Tickets are $30 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.salisburyhouse.org or call 515-274-1777.

Iowa Humanities Festival

April 11, 2015 - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at Salisbury House
4025 Tonawanda Drive

The 3rd Annual Iowa Humanities Festival: The Elusive Prairie

An event that brings together Iowa-based scholars, museum directors, librarians, and collectors for a public event celebrating the continued importance of art, literature, libraries and museums with an emphasis on our state’s cultural heritage.  The morning sessions will be held at the Des Moines Art Center and afternoon sessions at Salisbury House. Tickets are $10 per person and include a box lunch.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.salisburyhouse.org or call 515-274-1777.

 

History Series

April 23, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Salisbury House
4025 Tonawanda Drive

Come enjoy a compelling lecture by David Gellman, Professor of History at DePauw University, as he discusses his book, Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777-1827.

Doors open at 6:45 pm for a complimentary wine reception.  Books will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $15 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.salisburyhouse.org or call 515-274-1777.

 

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