Jan 3, 2022 - Things to Do

Celebrate Iowa's 175th birthday with these virtual displays

A photo of the Iowa Capitol
A scene from Iowa Statehood Day, Dec. 28, 1996. Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP

Happy 175, Iowa! President James K. Polk signed legislation making Iowa the nation's 29th state on Dec. 28, 1846.

Worthy of your time: Check out these virtual displays or videos celebrating the state's past.

  • Iowa History 101: An hourlong webinar from the state curator.
  • Capitol history: An interactive timeline highlighting governors, events and the Iowa Capitol's construction and renovations.
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