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EMC-Sponsored Iowa History Exhibition Hits the Road

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 2, 2021)—EMC Insurance Companies, presenting sponsor of the State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum, has announced that the traveling museum is hitting the road this month with a brand-new exhibition.

Housed in a custom-built Winnebago, “Iowa History 101: Iowa’s People & Places” is a 300-square-foot museum on wheels, packed with 56 artifacts and videos that explore 13,000 years of Iowa history, from its earliest residents to those who call it home today.

“EMC Insurance Companies has deep roots in Iowa,” EMC President and CEO Scott Jean said. “We’re proud to be a part of our state’s history and excited to help share it with Iowans across the state.”

The mobile museum will carry “Iowa’s People & Places” to all 99 Iowa counties beginning this month through 2023, similar to its first three-year tour that EMC also sponsored. The first mobile museum exhibition made 175 stops across all 99 counties from 2017 through 2019 and attracted nearly 65,000 visitors, including 11,400 students.

“Our first statewide tour was an enormous success, and Iowans let us know they wanted this traveling museum to keep rolling with another exhibition," said Susan Kloewer, administrator of the State Historical Society of Iowa. "We're eager to take this history experience back on the road and to share more stories with Iowans.”

The new exhibition unpacks some of the stories of Iowa's past with an eclectic array of artifacts selected from the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines, and its introduction video is narrated by WOI-TV host Jackie Schmillen. More details are available at iowaculture.gov. Iowans can also follow the mobile museum's statewide journey on Facebook.

About EMC Insurance Companies
EMC Insurance Companies has more than 2,400 employees and is among the top 60 property/casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit emcins.com.

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