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DES MOINES, IA (February 2017) – Salisbury House Foundation (SHF) is pleased to announce its schedule of events for spring 2017. This schedule includes programs in the Music and History Series and an English tea. Proceeds from these events go to SHF to preserve Salisbury House and its collections and develop its public offerings.
Tickets to each event can be purchased online at salisburyhouse.org or by calling 515-274-1777. The events, dates, and times are as follows:
Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm - We welcome Sean Botkin, Associate Professor at the University of Northern Iowa, on solo piano performing music by Bach, Brahms and Prokofiev.
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 pm - Take a musical journey around the world during this concert featuring music by Bartok, Chopin, Dubois, Piazolla and Taffanel. This unique collection of music features musicians Alyssa Griggs, flute, Kevin Judge, bassoon, Aaron Williams, marimba and Aaron Breid, piano.
The Music Series at Salisbury House is made possible through generous lead gifts made by Andrea Westmeyer and Brenton Foundation.
Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 pm - Historian Edward T. O'Donnell will speak about the tumultuous period in American history known as the Gilded Age (1870-1900) with a special focus on the influential reformer Henry George.
Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 pm - Suzanne Desan, Vilas-Shinners Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, will speak about the political and social impact of the French Revolution on 18th-century France.
The History Series at Salisbury House is made possible through generous lead gifts made by Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey, Charlotte and Fred Hubbell, and The Butler House on Grand.
TEA AT THE CASTLE
Saturday April 1from 1:00-3:00 pm - Enjoy a world away from the ordinary: a proper English afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, fresh scones and real clotted cream in the grand setting of the Common Room. We will welcome guest speaker Vicki Ingam, author of Younkers: The Friendly Store. Ingham will share Younkers’ journey to becoming one of the most important department store chains in the Midwest and memorable historical photos of the beloved downtown store.
Live music performed on the Salisbury House Steinway piano will also accompany the tea.
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Salisbury House Foundation Awarded 2016 Annual Grant
Des Moines, Iowa (January 4th, 2017)- The Salisbury House Foundation is pleased to announce that it received a $10,000 grant award from The Principal Financial Group Foundation in the last quarter of 2016. This grant signifies a 20-year mark in the partnership between Salisbury House Foundation and Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc., highlighting both organizations’ commitment to cultivating a strong and vibrant culture in the Greater Des Moines Area and ensuring all members of the community have access to meaningful arts and culture experiences.
Salisbury House is a 42-room historic house museum in Central Iowa, recognized by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects as “one of the fifty most significant Iowa buildings of the twentieth century”. Built in the 1920’s by Iowa native and cosmetics magnate Carl Weeks and his wife Edith, Salisbury House museum boasts extensive collections of culturally significant books, art, music, architecture, and antiquities.
Grant funds will support the Foundation in its mission to preserve, interpret, and share the Salisbury House and its collections as a historic house museum. Principal’s longstanding support of Salisbury House Foundation has impacted thousands of Iowans and this grant will ensure current and future generations continue to have access to an important piece of Iowa heritage and history.
About Salisbury House Foundation
In 1993, Salisbury House Foundation (SHF) was established with a mission to preserve, interpret and share the international significance of Salisbury House and its collections as a historic house museum for the educational, cultural benefit and enjoyment of the public. Today, SHF continues to manage one of Iowa’s most significant cultural resources and offer it to the Greater Des Moines Area as a space for the confluence of art, culture, and community. To learn more, please visit www.salisburyhouse.org.
About Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.
Principal Foundation empowers people to live their best lives. We invest in building strong communities around the world to help people take positive financial actions. And we leverage the power of Principal’s 15,000 global employees to support programs, organizations and ideas that create societal impact. To find out more, visit us at principal.com/grants.
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