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Sept. 20, 2006

Lecture Describing Iowa City's First Homes Set For Thursday

The University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum will present a lecture Thursday, Sept. 21 about Iowa City's first houses.

The lecture will be held in Old Capitol's Senate Chamber. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the talk running from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Paul Cutting, a UI senior majoring in geography and pursuing a museum studies certificate, will lead participants on a virtual tour of the first homes built in Iowa City and discuss the tools and materials that were used to construct them.

This lecture inaugurates the first season of the Pentacrest Lecture Series, monthly discussions that illuminate research of and inquiries into Iowa's cultural and natural environment. Hosted by the UI Museum of Natural History and the Old Capitol Museum, the lectures will typically take place on one or two Thursday evenings per month. The presentations will alternate between the two museums and be tied to the scheduled displays at each museum.

For more information, contact Elisa Ewing, Old Capitol Museum education and outreach coordinator, at 319-335-3591 or by email at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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