University of Iowa

Keokuk Heritage Museum Engagement Strategies

Students in the course Engaging Museum Audiences will work with the Keokuk Heritage Museum Board to develop engagement strategies intended to expand access and enhance museum visitor/patron experiences.

The Keokuk Heritage Museum Board is working towards the establishment of a Keokuk Heritage Museum, whose mission will be to preserve and promote the diverse cultures that helped develop the country, the state of Iowa, and the city of Keokuk.  Students will develop engagement activities that utilize community stories, artifacts, buildings, and documents as primary sources for activities aimed at encouraging community members to observe and gain knowledge about Keokuk's rich history.