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New exhibit: Our Sisters' Many Hats

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The African American Museum of Iowa opened its new temporary exhibit "Our Sisters' Many Hats" on Saturday.

Many hats refers beyond the physical hats in the exhibit to a metaphorical hats. These metaphorical hats being the many roles African American women have played in Iowa History, from cooking super to leading marches and owning businesses.

"A lot of time during women's history courses you find that you just talk about women when they're doing something out of the ordinary and the point is that even what we might think of as being ordinary in these women's lives is actually extraordinary," curator Katharine Hardy said.

The displays are a collection from donors and other Iowa museums.

"Our Sisters' Many Hats" will be on display until Thanksgiving.

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