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EXHIBITION:  6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball and the Legacy of Girls’ and Women’s Sport in Iowa

June 26 – August 10, 2019
Carnegie Cultural Center
7 N. Water Avenue 
New Hampton, IA

Thursday, July 25, 2019     Carnegie Cultural Center

4:00-5:00 pm    Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa
Help preserve the history of girls’ and women’s sport in Iowa. Come tell us your story of any sport and share photos and memorabilia with the Iowa Women’s Archives. 

5:00 pm               Gallery talk
Learn more about the history of girls’ basketball in Iowa at a gallery talk by exhibit curators Kären Mason (Curator, Iowa Women’s Archives) & Jennifer Sterling (Lecturer, University of Iowa American Studies Department).

February – April 2019
Drake Community Library
Grinnell IA

Wednesday, April 3, 2019   6:30-7:30 pm     
Girls High School Basketball: History of the Sport in Iowa
A program featuring women who played 6 on 6 girls’ basketball.  Catriona Parratt, UI American Studies professor who helped create the travelling exhibition 6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball in Iowa, will speak about 6 on 6 within the larger context of girls’ and women’s sport in Iowa and Britain.

November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Council Chambers
Conrad, IA

Saturday, December 8, Noon-12:30
6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball in Iowa: Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives and Beyond
Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa

August 11 – September 23, 2018
Welcome Center, Thomas Jefferson Gardens
Jefferson, IA

Saturday, September 15, 1pm
6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball in Iowa: Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives and Beyond

Saturday, September 15, 2-4pm
Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa

September 29 – November 11, 2018
Ames Public Library

Ames, IA

Saturday, October 6, 10am-2pm
Gallery Talk: Remembering 6-on-6
Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa

Friday, July 6, 2018
Mary J. Barnett Library

Guthrie Center, IA

Friday, July 6, 2018, 1-3pm
Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa

Friday, July 6, 2018, 3 pm
6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball in Iowa: Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives and Beyond

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wapello County Historical Museum
Ottumwa, IA

Gallery Talk: Remembering 6-on-6
Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Wapello County Historical Museum
Ottumwa, IA

Remembering 6-on-6: A History of Girls’ and Women’s Sport in Iowa
A talk by Jennifer Sterling, Sport Studies Faculty, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Shambaugh Auditorium, University of Iowa Main Library
Iowa City, IARemembering 6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball in Iowa: A Conversation  
A conversation with three women who played 6-on-6 basketball about the impact the game had on their lives, and  the legacy of 6-on-6 basketball for girls’ and women’s sport more generally in Iowa.  Panelists:

  • Lisa Bluder, Head Coach, University of Iowa Women’s Basketball
  • Julie Goodrich Blake, Adel High School & Iowa State University basketball player
  • Shelley Lucas, Professor of Kinesiology, Boise State University
  • Susan Birrell, Moderator, Professor of American Studies/Sport Studies, University of Iowa

See a video of this event.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Noon-1pm
Iowa City Public Library
Iowa City, IA

6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball in Iowa: Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives and Beyond

Speakers: Kären Mason (Curator, Iowa Women’s Archives) and Jennifer Sterling (American Studies Dept., University of Iowa)

See a video of this event.

Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2018
Mount Vernon First Street Community Center
Mount Vernon, IA

Gallery Talk: Remembering 6-on-6

Collecting Girls’ and Women’s Sport Histories in Iowa