Grant Wood: Prairie Rebel - In this 45 minute, one-man show, Grant Wood chats with the audience as if talking to an old friend across the backyard fence, or maybe at his home at Five Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. He tells us about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. It is the man behind the American Gothic that we hear and see, the story of how he took the moments, the memories, and the people of our state, and showed the whole world the specialness of this Iowa.
After the presentation, the audience is encouraged to ask questions of the actor about Grant Wood and his life. In addition, you will be able to see our version of the “Finding Your Roots” TV show, as there will be a display covering everything our volunteers could dig up on Grant Wood in our library using resources OTHER THAN the Internet. Library research is crucial as you pursue your family history!
A second feature at our celebration will be a PowerPoint presentation from our own volunteers about resources in our library, specifically cemetery and funeral home records, microfilm records, city and vital records, and information on counties other than Linn and states other than Iowa.
** Refreshments provided **