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Four New Sites Join Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is proud to welcome
four new Partner Sites to the Heritage Area. There are now 110 Partner Sites designated to
interpret and preserve its own unique part of America’s agricultural story. New Partner Sites
include:

Dysart Historical Center, Dysart. The center features a historical building, a one room rural school and a new agricultural museum and interpretive center. Through Dysart’s inspiring stories, experience Iowa’s rich agricultural heritage and culture.

Johnson County Historical Society Museum, Coralville. The exhibits and interactive displays show how the land, people, transportation and business including agriculture evolved to create today’s Johnson County community. The museum’s newest permanent exhibit “A Home on the Farm” explores the changes in the lives of Johnson County farm families from 1930-1990.

Miss Effie’s Country Flowers & Garden Stuff, Donahue. This U-Pick flower farm encourages guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful Grant Wood Landscapes in the shade of an 1892 Classic L Victorian Farmhouse. Chickens and ducks follow you as you select and create a beautiful bouquet from a variety of 90 different flowers.

Tyden Farm No.6, Dougherty. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this farmstead was originally owned by Emil Tyden, a Swedish immigrant and mechanical genius holding 200 patents in his lifetime. The sixth of eight farms, Tyden No.6 was developed from 1915 to 1939 and is still in use today by the Pitzenberger family. No.6 features a massive 40’x140’ barn and a 26,000-bu concrete-block corn crib, both an unheard of size at that time.

“We couldn’t be more proud to have these four sites recognized as designated Partner Sites,”
stated Candy Streed, SSNHA Program & Partnership Director. “These additions will continue
to help us preserve and share America’s agricultural stories.”

If you are interested in learning more about the process to become a Partner Site, please visit
the Partner section at www.silosandsmokestacks.org.

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas
in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers
37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and
Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events,
SSNHA interprets past and present farm life, agribusiness, and rural communities.

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