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Moderated by Mount Vernon-Lisbon Sun’s Margaret Stevens and featuring John Campbell, Mark Dukes, Crystal Eskelsen, Ron Gonder, Jeff Linder, and JR Odgen, this panel will explore Eastern Iowa Sports stories of the last quarter century through moderator and audience questions.Find out more »
Historian John Liepa will explore the myths regarding the “invention” of baseball, the origins and evolution of the early game in the United States; how the Civil War played a role in accelerating the spread of the game; the very first mention of the game’s coming to Iowa in 1858, and how it caught on.…Find out more »
Legendary Norway High School baseball coach Jim Van Scoyoc will be on site to greet people as they visit the exhibit. Van Scoyoc, who was featured in the movie “The Final Season” later served as a pitching coach for the minor leagues in the Detroit Tigers organization and at Kirkwood Community College.Find out more »
Wrestling legend Dan Gable will talk about the sport and his life, followed by a book-signing. His latest book, “A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable,” will be available for purchase. Gable is a retired Olympic wrestler and coach best known for his tenure as head coach at the University of Iowa where…Find out more »
Frances Luke Accord are an independent Chicago-based duo hailing originally from South Bend, Indiana. Both dedicated multi-instrumentalists and meticulous songwriters, Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers distinguish their music with genre fluidity, buttery harmonies and acoustic ensembles.
Although prevailingly a modern folk band, FLA sip copious inspiration from Americana, jazz, soul, and rock.Find out more »
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Mount Vernon’s Phil Heywood is a winner – both of the National Fingerpicking Championship & then of the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Competition!
A veteran of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion with guitar legend Chet Atkins, Phil performs with peer acoustic guitar luminaries Peter Lang, Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks, and Dakota Dave Hull.
He also opens shows for such artists as Norman Blake, Greg Brown, John Renbourn, Chris Smither, and John Hammond.Find out more »