Steamer Lone Star on Mississippi River at Davenport, © David Plowden


Beginning in February, HI will send David Plowden's photographic exhibition called A Sense of Place to the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. The Homestead Monument commemorates passage of the Homestead Act of 1862, which allowed any qualified person to claim up to 160 acres of federally owned land in exchange for five years of residence and the cultivation and improvement of the property. 

A Sense of Place is a collection of 46 mounted black and white photographs of rural and small town Iowa by photographer David Plowden. Dating from the mid 1980s, they document the disappearing face of the rural Iowa landscape. 


Feed Bin Destroyed by Tornado, Harper County Iowa, 2004 © David Plowden


Humanities offers multiple photographic exhibits for loan. Please visit our Exhibits page to learn more.