Special Iowans To Be Honored in WWI Display! (Bonnie's blog 4/3/17)

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Michael Morain of the State Historical Museum of Iowa joined us in the studio this morning just after the 8:30 news.  When the US entered World War I on April 6, 1917, thousands of Iowans stepped up to support the cause.  Beginning April 6th, the State Historical Museum of Iowa will honor their legacy by opening a new exhibition called "Iowa and the Great War".  See the bullet damage to the jacket of an Iowa pilot who lived to tell the tale.  Learn about the African-American officers who trained at Fort Des Moines.  There will be a public reception on April 7th from 5-7PM that will feature the Consul General of France, the Federal Republic of Germany and a quartet from the Iowa Military Veterans Band.  The reception is free!  RSVPs are recommended at www.iowaculture.gov.  You can also check out all the special programs going on this week at that website.  The State Historical Museum is located at 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.

Congratulations to Jean on winning the Chris Stapleton tickets this morning!  We'll be giving them away all week long, so be sure to tune in to win!

Tomorrow on Van and Bonnie, Coach Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes will be joining us by phone to talk about this Friday night's Spring Practice in Des Moines!

Try to dodge the raindrops!

Bonnie

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