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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 To Your National Parks Cancellation Stamp Program.

Beginning this month, the following SSNHA Partner Sites will be placing a NPS Passport Cancellation Stamp at their location:

  • African American Museum of Iowa, Cedar Rapids
  • Amana Heritage Society Museums, Amana
  • Calkins Nature Area, Iowa Falls
  • Center Grove Orchard, Cambridge
  • Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve & Center, Rockford
  • George Maier Rural Heritage Center of Clayton County, Elkader
  • Hardin County Farm Museum, Eldora
  • Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls
  • Hurtsville Interpretive Center, Maquoketa
  • Ice House Museum, Cedar Falls
  • Iowa’s Dairy Center, Calmar
  • Jasper County Historical Museum, Newton
  • Living History Farms, Urbandale
  • Mathias Ham House Historic Site, Dubuque
  • Mines of Spain Recreation Area, Dubuque
  • Motor Mill Historic Site, Elkader
  • National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville
  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque
  • The Sawmill Museum, Clinton
  • University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa City
  • Wapsipinicon Mill Museum, Independence

The NPS Passport Cancellation Stamp is a voluntary program that nearly all parks within the NPS participate. Visitors can purchase their official NPS Passport and start recording their visit to a NPS site by stamping their passport with a rubber cancellation stamp. The cancellations, similar to those received in an international passport, record the name of the park and the date it was visited.

Through a network of sites, programs and events, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area tells the story of farm life and agribusiness—past and present. Visitors can learn about and experience agriculture at a variety of museums, historic sites, and farms. One of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation, Silos & Smokestacks is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The heritage area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. For more information, visit www.silosandsmokestacks.org/explore/passport-program.

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