Sunday, July 12, 2015

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant - July 25, 2015

Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant
A one-man show written and performed by Peter J. Grady

See the victorious General Ulysses S. Grant come to life at the Roland-Story High School Auditorium on Saturday, July 25 at 2 pm. This informative, humorous, and touching portrayal depicts the General’s tenacity to win the Civil War, the President who struggled to rebuild the country after the war, and the husband and father whose final efforts were devoted to the financial support of his wife and family.

Peter Grady of Marshalltown, Iowa is the author and sole performer of this production. He has presented shows at the Iowa Veterans Home, the Minnesota History Center, and also appeared as part of the 2013 Gala at the State Historical Museum of Iowa.

This performance will be held at 1009 Story Street in Story City and is approximately 90 minutes. It will be followed by a reception with Peter Grady and refreshments in the high school commons.
Tickets for this event are $15 each for adults or $25 for a pair, and $10 each for students K-12. All proceeds benefit the Story City Historical Society Foundation and the Bertha Bartlett Public Library Foundation.

Tickets may be purchased at the Carriage House Museum (619 Grand Ave.), Bertha Bartlett Public Library (503 Broad St.), or Story City Greater Chamber Connection office (524 Broad St.) during open hours. Tickets are also available from members of the Story City Historical Society, BBPL Board, and BBPL Foundation Board. Credit card purchases can be made at the Carriage House Museum and website ( or Story City GCC office.

Low Cost Exhibit Techniques Workshop

Low Cost Exhibit Techniques Workshop
Speaker:  Michael Vogt, Curator, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum   

Date, Time, Place:
Monday, July 20th, 1-4pm

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, Iowa 50131

Registration due:
Thursday, July 16, 2015
To register:  e-mail your name, organization name, and contact information to:

$25 IMA members
$35 non-IMA members

Pay on-line at or mail your check to:  Iowa Museum Association, 4423 Wynnewood Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

 You must show your driver’s license to get on the Camp Dodge base where the museum is located.

Workshop Description:

Mike Vogt, Curator of the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, will give a presentation on low-cost exhibit techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to gain experience working with acrylic glass, including cutting, bending, and shaping to make custom object mounts and supports for exhibit needs.  The workshop will also include a gallery walk through with Q & A on some of the exhibit methods visible in the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum.  
Questions?  319-239-2236 or
2015 Workshop Series
Iowa Museum Association
Iowa Museum Association

Note:  Kate Feil, the director of Museums of Story City, is helping organize this workshop.