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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 2019 nominees are:

Brucemore, Cedar Rapids

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home, Charles City

Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve & Center, Rockford

Grout Museum District, Waterloo

Heartland Museum, Clarion

Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids

Mathias Ham House Historic Site, Dubuque

Motor Mill Historic Site, Elkader

The Sawmill Museum, Clinton

Wagaman Mill Museum, Lynnville

Wapsipinicon Mill Museum, Independence


Voting will run from March 18-March 22 and will be open to the public at, with the winner announced on April 1 during the SSNHA’s Partner Site Annual Training at Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids.


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 119 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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Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home

Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve & Center

Grout Museum District

Heartland Museum

Indian Creek Nature Center

Mathias Ham House Historic Site

Motor Mill Historic Site

The Sawmill Museum

Wagaman Mill Museum

Wapsipinicon Mill Museum

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