Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the Old Capitol Blog! It has been quite a while since we have had the chance to update you on the happenings at the Old Capitol and a lot has happened!

New Director:

The Old Capitol has welcomed Interim Director John Logsdon to the Pentacrest Museums. John, who grew up in Polk City, Iowa, earned a bachelor's degree from Iowa State and a doctorate from Indiana University. He completed postdoctoral work at Dalhousie University and was an assistant professor at Emory University before coming to the UI in 2003. A self-described "evolutionary biologist," his research focuses on the molecular genetic aspects of evolution while his laboratory work combines experimental molecular biology and computer-based bioinformatics.

Logo & Hours:

The Pentacrest Museums, the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History, have also adopted new hours and a new logo!

The new hours are:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The “Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest” exhibit has come and gone but we hope you all had a chance to view the exhibit while it was available in the Hansen Family Humanities Gallery. Chaos and Creation, which focused on the 1965-’75 period on campus, across the nation and around the world, was so popular the Old Capitol extended the closing date.