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It was such a wonderful experience for our family to watch my Grandpa's veteran interview. I knew some of my Grandpa's experiences in the Korean War, but this candid conversation painted such a vibrant picture. Some things were hard to hear and, even with the star of the show in the room with us, we were left breathless at how easily he could have been killed or maimed. And he tells his story with such humor, a characteristic that still remains sharp as ever despite his slowly declining health. It was a marvel to think how lucky he was to have survived; and without that luck I would not be here. Thank you for selecting him to tell his story through your Oral History Project. It was a true joy for our family to hear it.
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:
The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors the service and sacrifice of all Iowa veterans from the Civil War to present.
Permanent and continually changing exhibitions of area history, regional flora and fauna.
This hands-on science center makes learning scientific principles fun through interactive exhibits and formal demonstrations.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Russell House is often cited as Iowa's finest example of Italianate architecture.
The culturally and historically rich Snowden House is available for rent. Its charming Victorian Italianate exterior adds elegance to any event.
Sites & Exhibits
The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum has been collecting oral histories from Iowa veterans since 2003. Currently the museum has over 1500 interviews from 70 Iowa counties.