Preservation Department Field Trip to Cedar Rapids

Ben Checking Things OutFriday, May 30, 2008David Muhlena Leading the Tour

On May 30th Preservation Department staff took a field trip to Cedar Rapids to visit the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa.

At the Czech-Slovak Museum, Library Director David Muhlena (left) gave an informal talk on the museum’s history and plans for future development, followed by a behind the scenes tour of the museums library and storage facilities. 

After viewing the current Lunch At Zindrick’sexhibits, the party retired for lunch.  

Fran Looking at the CollectionsAt the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, Curator Susan Kuecker (below) gave a presentation on the museum’s history and future plans and then conducted a tour of the storage facilities.

   Susan Kuecker Discussing Future Plans