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Night at the Museum

Thursday, August 24 2017
5:30PM - 8:00PM

Night at the Museum
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Rare & Wondrous Curiosities From Around the World!

Tickets Available at the Door

For one night only, join us for an exclusive viewing of rarely-seen treasures from the Salisbury House permanent collection. Guests will tour the world without leaving Des Moines! Explore the underground tunnel and encounter the famous shrunken heads from the Jivaro tribe of South America. Travel through time and space with our medieval manuscripts, antique European firearms and swords, Native American artifacts, and Buddhist statuary from Tibet.

Ticket includes the exclusive exhibit, wine & beer, hors d'oeuvres, live music by vocal and guitar jazz duo Betsy Hickok and Ron Roberts and self-guided tours of Salisbury House.

Proceeds from Night at the Museum benefit Salisbury House Foundation to help preserve Salisbury House and its collections.

Thank you to the following for their support!



About Betsy Hickok and Ron Roberts - 
Betsy Hickok and Ron Roberts, a vocal and guitar jazz duo, are known for their unique and sensitive interpretations of jazz and popular standards. Betsy Hickok has performed in the Des Moines Metro Arts Jazz in July series, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, the First Friday Jazz Series in Cedar Rapids, at Noce Jazz Cabaret, Chuck's Restaurant, Louie's Wine Dive, and in many other regional venues with some of Iowa’s top musicians. A review for her 2006 album, Body and Soul, states, “Betsy Hickok boasts a cool, clearwater delivery, impeccable timing, and the knowing gift for phrasing that can only come from a long, loving immersion in classic jazz.” She is currently working on a new CD project with guitarist Ron Roberts. By day, she is director of communications at the Iowa State University Foundation. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Guitarist Ron Roberts is a Chicago area native who worked extensively in the Chicago jazz scene before moving to Ames to pursue his “day job” as a research scientist in aerospace engineering.  He has played regularly with artists throughout central Iowa, including Max Wellman, the Jazz Page, and ISU faculty jazz ensembles. He has performed in many local venues and concerts, such as Jazz in July, Des Moines Arts Festival, and the Ames Summer Jazz series.