Actor Tom Milligan performed American Dreamer, a one-act play that tells the story of Iowa native Henry A. Wallace's life as a geneticist, author, economist, businessman, and politician. The play, written by Cynthia Mercoti, is based on the book American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace by John C. Culver and John Hyde.
Author Steven Biel and filmmaker Sasha Waters Freyer gave a presentation on Grant Wood's American Gothic, the iconic painting from the Regionalist movement.
Downtown Des Moines' Renaissance
Des Moines Register’s Dave Elbert explained downtown Des Moines' renaissance.