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Vote for Silos & Smokestacks “People’s Choice Site of the Year”

Vote for Silos & Smokestacks “People’s Choice Site of the Year”

WATERLOO, Iowa – Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) celebrates the best in heritage development by presenting the “People’s Choice Site of the Year”. Voted on by the public, this special honor is presented to only one deserving SSNHA Partner Site.

The 2017 nominees are:

African American Museum, Cedar Rapids

Motor Mill Historic Site, Elkader

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids

Montauk Historic Site, Clermont

Grout Museum District, Waterloo

Wapsipinicon Mill Museum, Independence

Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport

Iowa State Fair, Des Moines

Voting will run from March 13-17 and will be open to the public at, with the winner announced on April 3 during SSNHA’s Partner Site Annual Training at Heartland Acres Agribition Center, Independence. Follow voting updates and results on Twitter or Facebook.

The mission of Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is to preserve and tell the story of American agriculture — past, present and future. Visit one of SSNHAs 117 partner sites throughout Northeast Iowa to learn more about the history of farming or to experience the new and amazing innovations in the agriculture industry. Or, explore Iowans as leaders in agriculture in Silos & Smokestacks’ traveling exhibit, “It Takes An Iowan.” For more information, visit

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