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New Mobile Museum brings Iowa history to you

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Every year, thousands visit the University of Iowa to learn more about the state's natural and cultural treasures.

Now, the Mobile Museum will bring Iowa's history to you.

The 38-foot-long, custom-built museum features many exhibits from Iowa's Ice Age giants to the writing of Iowa's constitution.

"The entire content can change every year, and so it's designed to allow us to bring new insights and discoveries from the university and Iowa history and rotate those, so as we travel around the state every year, we'll be able to refresh them and give people a new experience," said Dan Reed, UI's vice president of research and economic development.

The Mobile Museum was created to be family-friendly.

"This year we wanted to do something different," said state archaeologist John Doershuk. "This year's exhibit starts with territorial history for Iowa and moves through an archaeological culture."

The Mobile Museum is expected to make its inaugural appearance in Fort Dodge this weekend. It will also stop in Decorah, Osage, Council Bluffs and many other cities across the state.

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