'At Home in the Heartland' exhibit in Cresco
CRESCO - TRACES will bring its mobile exhibit 'At Home in the Heartland: How We Got to be ‘Us' to Cresco Monday, Nov. 2 from 4:30-8 p.m. It is housed in a retrofitted school bus, the “Bus-eum.”
Cresco Public Library Director Carmen Buss said, "The Cresco Public Library is very excited to host the Traces Bus-eum. Admission is free to this traveling exhibit entitled 'At Home in the Heartland.' The Bus-eum is part of a statewide tour focusing on Iowa history and culture."
She continued, "Several years ago, the Traces Bus-eum visited Cresco when it was touring with a World War II exhibit and the bus was busy all evening. I'm hoping we get a great turn-out this time around as well," she said.
Buss also mentioned a special program that will take place that evening: "Also on Monday, Nov. 2, from 5-6:30 p.m., historian and native Iowan Michael Luick-Thrams will present his program 'Grindin' Ol' Bones.' Anyone interested in genealogy or family histories should enjoy this presentation."
About the exhibit
The exhibit curator holds that “While the failure to transfer practical information hobbles young people’s later job skills and economic performance, the failure to transfer cultural information erodes their social skills. Cultural competency is understanding how we became who we are, how we changed over time—or not—and how humans change at all. It informs us how we behave as individuals, how we live together and how we govern ourselves.”
Over the next 18 months, TRACES will take its exhibit to all 99 Iowa counties on three different tours, showing at schools, libraries, colleges, museums and other institutions.