Learn a little Iowa history, right at home

Big band legend Glenn Miller grew up in Clarinda, where you can visit his childhood home. Photo: Billboard

Calling all lifelong learners: “Iowa History 101” is back in session. The State Historical Society of Iowa’s series of free, one-hour webinars continues with a brand-new batch of presentations about fascinating not-so-new stuff.

State Curator Leo Landis kicked things off at noon today with a look back at the Iowa Caucuses. (Don’t worry if you missed it; recordings are posted a day or two after each event.)

Next up: Hanna Howard and a few award-winning students from Nashua-Plainfield will discuss their National History Day projects (Jan. 25), followed by sessions on quilts in the New Deal (Feb. 8), jazz legend Glenn Miller from Clarinda (Feb. 22), a search for servicemen lost during World War II (March 7) and some colorful characters from Pella (March 21). Registration is free but required.

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