Landscapes that Shape Us: Mitigation Efforts for U.S. 20


Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Visual Arts Building

The Iowa Department of Transportation is debuting the mini-documentary, Landscapes that Shape Us, across the state! Join them for a viewing and Q&A with project partners from the Office of the State Archaeologist at Art Building West (Room 240) at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

About the movie: This video tells the story of a cultural resources discovery identified during the planning stages of the U.S. 20 expansion project in Woodbury county. Discover how government agencies, Native American tribes, historians, and archaeologists worked together to balance transportation needs while protecting cultural resources and the integrity of the land.

Historical finds from the area and unique perspectives on the significance of this location are highlighted within the video.  The consultation process under the National Historic Preservation Act is discussed, and viewpoints about the project, land, and human history of the area are shared.

Other showings across the state include:

  • 10/16: River Valley Community School, Correctionville, 6:30-7:30pm
  • 10/17: Sanford Museum, Cherokee, 6-7pm
  • 10/18: State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, 6-7pm
  • 10/20: Luther College (Olin 102), Decorah, 6-7pm


Old Capitol Museum

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