“Old Capitol: Past, Present, and Future” lecture set for May 25

Shalla Ashworth, director of operations at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, will share stories of Old Capitol through a lecture, “Old Capitol: Past, Present, and Future,” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, in the Old Capitol Museum’s Senate Chamber.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ashworth has been with Old Capitol Museum for more than 15 years and was involved with the museum through its recovery after the devastating fire in 2001 that destroyed the building’s historic dome and cupola. Her lecture includes rarely seen photos of Old Capitol through years of renovation and reconstruction.

This lecture is a part of the monthlong celebration of Irving Weber Days, organized by the Johnson County Historical Society, which honors the life of Iowa City’s beloved late historian Irving B. Weber (1900–1997) through a variety of local history programs and events. For full program information, visit the Johnson County Historical Society web site (www.johnsoncountyhistory.org).

For more information on Old Capitol Museum, visit www.uiowa.edu/oldcap.

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