Gov. Terry Branstad today joined Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie to announce the opening of "Hollywood in the Heartland," an exhibit that opens June 27 at the State Historical Museum. The 6,400-square-foot exhibit will explore the history of Iowa and Iowans in the movies. It also highlights the state's historic theaters and their role in communities, and recognizes individuals who have made an impression on screen and behind the scenes. Featured actors and actresses include Cloris Leachman, John Wayne and Ashton Kutcher. For more information about the full weekend of events planned for the opening, visit