Friends of the UNI Museum introduces a new lecture series

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Friends of the University of Northern Iowa Museum will present a new lecture series with its inaugural season, the Rural Schoolhouse Speakers Series. The lectures will take place at the Marshall Center School at 2301 Indiana St. on the UNI campus. The series will begin on May 13, 2017, and conclude on April 28, 2018.

The Rural Schoolhouse Speakers Series will explore the era of the one-room schoolhouse in Iowa. Speakers will present on the history of rural schools, the teaching and learning experience, and how the school building was once the heart and center of the community. The first speaker will be Bill Sherman, Humanities Iowa Speaker, who will present “Iowa’s Country Schools: Landmarks of Learning” at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 13. Friends of the UNI Museum has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host this presentation. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities.

The series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy RohrBerg, Friends of the UNI Museum board member and associate professor in the Department of Theatre, at 319-273-6459 or


Amy RohrBerg, Friends of the UNI Museum board members and associate professor, UNI Department of Theatre, 319-273-6459,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,