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Richardson-Jakway Historic Site

Located just two miles south of Aurora, this historic pioneer settlement, once known as Muddville, played a vital role in westward movement as well as pioneer settlement during the 1800s…. Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks Funds Projects Telling America’s Agricultural Story

  WATERLOO, Iowa –Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) has awarded $50,000 to 10 Heritage Area sites, communities and organizations. Projects funded through the General Grant Program are dedicated… Read the full story »

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Boots and Bow Ties: 14th Annual Golden Silo Barn Party

  WATERLOO, Iowa – Celebrate agriculture Iowa-style with Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) at the “Annual Golden Silo Barn Party,” Friday, Nov. 9. Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage… Read the full story »

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Brucemore

One of only 29 National Trust Historic Sites in the nation, Brucemore holds an important piece of America’s agricultural story. Located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, the Queen Anne… Read the full story »

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UNI Museums

Comprised of the University Museum and Marshall Center School, UNI Museums offers local and global perspectives within its exhibits. Founded in 1892, the University Museum’s collection now includes more than… Read the full story »

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Photo Contest Captures the Heart of American Agriculture

Photo Contest Captures the Heart of American Agriculture Waterloo, IOWA – Capture the Heart of America Entries are now being accepted into the 2018 Capture the Heart of America photo… Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks Announces New Trustees

  WATERLOO, Iowa — Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is pleased to announce the addition of six new members to the Board of Trustees. They are Steve Firman,… Read the full story »

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Hartman Reserve Nature Center

Nestled among shagbark hickories, sugar maples and grandfather oaks, Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls has been welcoming visitors since 1976. Rooted in environmental education and land stewardship, Hartman… Read the full story »

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POSTPONED: Agricultural Conservation Tour

 **This event is postponed until Fall. Check back for details.** Agricultural Conservation Tour Scheduled for June 15 Conservation Methods in Action: Black Hawk & Benton County Ag Tour LA PORTE… Read the full story »

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21 SSNHA Sites Join National Park Passport Program

  21 SSNHA Sites Join National Park Passport Program WATERLOO, Iowa — Twenty-one Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) partner sites have joined the National Park Service’s (NPS) Passport… Read the full story »

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