Thursday, February 13, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Old Capitol Museum , Hanson Gallery
21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

A River Flowed Through It: Iowa’s Legacy in Fluid Mechanics

The Old Capitol Museum is proud to host the celebratory centennial exhibition by IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa in 2020. Featuring some of the university’s major contributions to large-river and other fluids-related research, the exhibit brings this work to life with extraordinary artifacts, stellar storytelling, and historical photoseach worth 1,000 words.

A River Flowed Through It highlights many of IIHR’s physical modeling projects in a breathtaking, interactive exhibit layout. Learn about IIHR’s contributions to the war effort during World War II; examine model ships from IIHR’s 60-year-old ship hydrodynamics program; watch how IIHR’s patented drop-shaft structure design improves municipal stormwater systems; see how IIHR has contributed to better sanitation in the early days of indoor plumbing; and learn about some of IIHR’s most impactful research, including the Mississippi River Lock and Dam System.

Please join us for the exhibition’s grand opening:
Thursday, February 13, 2020
4:30 pm–6:00 pm
Old Capitol Museum, Hanson Gallery

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering in advance at 319-335-5237 or