"Khrushchev in Iowa" 50 Year Commemoration

Welcome to the main webpage for the 2009 “Khrushchev in Iowa” 50th Anniversary Commemoration. The first group of pages below explain the event program. The second group of pages give extensive historic background, including 1959 press accounts, historic documents, film and photos. The short film at the bottom of this page, made by Iowa high school students, was a winning entry at the National History Day competition.



Signature Events and Schedule

Sponsors of Khrushchev in Iowa

Other Anniversary Events

Press Coverage of the Commemoration

Historical Materials on the Visit

Iowa-Russia Relations Over the Years


Historic Garst Farm 

1959 Film Footage


Images from the 1959 Visit 

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