From the Director

Hubbell Map

Upcoming Map Exhibit:

Thanks to Simpson College alumnus Sam O’Brien, we will have a terrific exhibit of rare, historical Iowa and Midwestern maps, some dating back to the mid-eighteenth century. The exhibit brings together maps from the private collections of Sam O’Brien, Jim Hubbell, and David Yepsen, all of whom graciously loaned these images to the Iowa History Center. Our students are currently researching the maps and preparing for the exhibit, which will be open in the Kent Campus Center gallery in August.

Wallace Chair:

As many of you know, Henry D. Wallace recently gave the Iowa History Center his grandfather, Henry A Wallace’s cabinet room chair. Henry A. Wallace used the chair during his service as Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, and Vice President. The chair is currently being restored, thanks to the generosity of another former Simpson student, Karen “Kacie” Conner and her husband Gary Gerlach. It will soon grace the Matthew Simpson Room in College Hall.
 
More information on the map exhibit and the Wallace Chair will be available soon.
 
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