Tom Morain Receives Prestigious Iowa History Award

Oct 18, 2016

Historian Tom Morain started working at Living History Farms in 1981. That was the beginning of a career dedicated to researching, teaching and sharing Iowa history.

"Iowa history is one of the few subjects that you're walking around surrounded by primary resources... People who know Iowa history because they've lived it," says Morain. "If [teachers] have materials on what happened locally, how local towns responded to that, our experience has been they love it and students love it."

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Morain about his career and his commitment to Iowa history. Along with Lynette Pohlman, he is a recipient of this year’s Iowa Museum Association Leadership award.