|At-Home Expedition Activities|
| + Innovative Iowans Activity: Iowa & Music History
+ Think Like an Iowa Musician Cards
+ Montauk Coloring Sheet
+ Virtual Tours of Montauk Historic Site and Surf Ballroom
+ Larrabees of Montauk Flickr Album
+ Additional videos, articles and more!
Is it a hootenanny? A jam session or a hoedown? Whatever you call it, Iowa's musical history is an eclectic mix of sites and sounds. From Antonín Dvořák’s visit to Spillville in 1893 to Slipknot’s recent concerts in Des Moines, Iowa's hills have always been alive with the sound of music. Think of Bix Beiderbecke in Davenport, Glenn Miller in Clarinda, Meredith Willson in Mason City and the Everly Brothers in Shenandoah. All in all, it's quite a playlist.
Explore the activities, videos and additional resources in this at-home expedition to discover more about Iowa's music history. Also, learn about two featured national historic landmarks – Montauk Historic Site (near Clermont) and Surf Ballroom (Clear Lake) – that have deep ties to this expedition theme.