Library & Museum
Events being held at the Hoover Library & Museum are listed below.
A Fairy Tale Christmas
November 19 - January 2, 2012
Twenty trees decorated to represent fairy tales
Opening November 19th is the Hoover Museum's newest holiday exhibit, A Fairy Tale Christmas. This year's display will feature twenty trees, each one decorated to represent a different fairy tale. The exhibit runs from November 19, 2011 – January 2, 2012.
A fairy tale is described as a type of short story that typically features folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and the story usually involves magic or enchantments. The Fairy Tale Christmas exhibitexperiences that enchanting transformation from an ordinary to a magical, holiday time.
Come see the enchanted castle and experience the magical power of dragons and unicorns. Learn the real tale of how the Grand Canyon was made. Discover why you can hear a duck quacking in the belly of a wolf and how Pecos Bill lassoed a tornado. All your favorite fairy tales are awaiting your arrival and are eager to reconnect with you. You'll even be able to sit down with a story or read to your children in the fairy tale reading area.
Some of the trees featured this year will include: The Gingerbread Boy, The Little Mermaid, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Nutcracker, Pinocchio and The Jungle Book. Each tree is decorated with ornaments that reflect the characters and events of the fairy tale. Many of these ornaments will be available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop beginning November 19th.
The holiday season is often a magical time for young and old alike. We invite you to come and bring your families to this new holiday exhibit and experience the magic in the stories. The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. For more information about this upcoming exhibit, call 319-643-5301.
Christmas Past Weekend
December 3 - 4, 2011
Free admission beginning at 5 pm on Friday and continuing until 5 pm on Sunday. The Museum is open until 8 pm Friday and Saturday nights, horse-drawn rides in the park, music, entertainment and holiday refreshments. The Young Footliters will be performing The Elves and the The Shoemakers in the Hoover Auditorium Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4th at 2:00 p.m. More details to follow.
Holiday Open House
December 4, 2011
Music and entertainment inside the Museum as part of the town's annual Christmas Past celebration.