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Black Stories Collective Exhibition

The GMD, in partnership with the NAACP and Experience Waterloo, has established the Black Stories Collective to collect and preserve Black oral histories. The stories will be preserved and shared though this new, permanent, exhibit space.

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Grout Museum District

From Victoriana to Veterans and Science to Stars…the Grout Museum District truly has something for everyone


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Museum Sites

Established in 1932, the Grout Museum District is widely acknowledged as one of the cornerstones of culture in Northeast Iowa. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Grout Museum District includes five distinct properties:


Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors the service and sacrifice of all Iowa veterans from the Civil War to present.


Grout Museum of History and Science

Permanent and continually changing exhibitions of area history, regional flora and fauna.


Carl A. & Peggy J. Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

This hands-on science center makes learning scientific principles fun through interactive exhibits and formal demonstrations.


Renssellaer Russell House Museum

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Russell House is often cited as Iowa's finest example of Italianate architecture.


Snowden House

The culturally and historically rich Snowden House is available for rent. Its charming Victorian Italianate exterior adds elegance to any event. 

Sites & Exhibits