Wednesday, June 10, 2015

State Historical Museum of Iowa: Borlaug

On display at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines the Borlaug exhibit.

"Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, native of Cresco, IA, is one of only three Americans ever to receive the trifecta of humanitarian awards, winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is the only American to hold those honors and also the National Medal of Science. To celebrate his life’s work and impact on global hunger during the 100-year anniversary of his birth, the State of Iowa commissioned a seven-foot bronze statue of Dr. Borlaug which was donated to the National Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2014. A three-foot replica of the statue and information about Dr. Borlaug is on display on the third floor of the Museum."
Reference: State of Historical Museum of Iowa: Third Floor Exhibit Cases, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug