Word has it that the Iowa State Historical Museum will have an exhibit next year on cycling in Iowa – which of course will include lots of stuff about RAGBRAI – the Registers Great Annual Ride Across Iowa. I’m sure it will feature lots of places and people we know – should be fun. There will also be a Hollywood in Iowa exhibit in spring 2014 which is awkward given the Iowa film tax credit scandal that occurred a few years ago, killing off much of Hollywood’s interest in filming here.
Here’s more info from the DM Register:
A new exhibit at the State Historical Building will feature the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa as part of the state’s cycling history, officials announced Friday night.
The exhibition will open in summer 2013 and “will highlight RAGBRAI as one of Iowa’s iconic traditions, largest cultural events and biggest economic drivers,” according to a news release.
RAGBRAI XLI will be held July 21-27, 2013. The overnight towns will be announced Jan. 26.
Here is a news release on the cycling exhibit and other announcements from a Friday night gala for the State Historical Museum:
Information about the two exhibitions and the announcement follows:
• Riding into History – this exhibition will open at the State Historical Museum in Summer 2013. Riding into History will showcase artifacts, stories, photos and videos that reflect the cycling experience in Iowa. Moreover, this exhibition will highlight RAGBRAI as one of Iowa’s iconic traditions, largest cultural events and biggest economic drivers.
• Hollywood in the Heartland – In Spring 2014. The Blank family, along with the family of Robert Fridley, represents a rich theater history in Iowa and will be invaluable resources to the Museum as the exhibition comes to fruition for all Iowans to experience. Hollywood in the Heartland stems from a State Historic Preservation Office survey that documents Iowa’s historic theaters and connections to the film industry in Hollywood.