From the late 1990s through the early 2000s Black Hawk County experienced a dramatic cultural change as Bosnian refugees relocated to the area.
Museum Madness: Mardi Gras Around the World and Celebrate N.E.W.
A Teddy Bear Tea Party
Spring Break Camp: Summer Sneak Peek
"Come Be a Kid Again" Annual Fundraiser
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From Victoriana to Veterans, Science to Stars, Pioneers to Pythons…the Grout Museum District truly has something for everyone
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Riley P. - 3rd Grade Museum School
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.