Iowa State Historical Museum


“First in the Nation” Exhibit Videos

The Project

Develop an exhibit at the Iowa State Historical Museum, in Des Moines, that showcases Iowa’s unique involvement in the political process.

Our Role

Silver Oaks produced two video presentations that celebrate Iowa’s role in shaping presidential politics since 1972. “Why Iowa” is a looping, 3-minute video that greets visitors as they enter the exhibit area – featuring historical campaign footage and explaining how Iowa came to have the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus. “To the Primaries” is a looping, 3-minute photographic narrative that concludes the visitors’ experience – taking them through each campaign, showing photographs of the candidates on the campaign trail.