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    Floyd County Museum named 2022 People’s Choice Site of the Year



    Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County Historical Society Museum has been named the Silos & Smokestacks 2022 “People’s Choice Site of the Year.” The George Maier Rural Heritage Center in Elkader and the Ackley Heritage Center in Ackley were both honored as being one of the top three sites.


    “We are thrilled to recognize the Floyd County Museum as our People’s Choice site of the year,” said Silos & Smokestacks Executive Director Cara Miller. “They have worked hard to maintain a quality museum and stayed relevant for the community and visitors.”


    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 complete list of 2022 nominees includes:


    Ackely Heritage Center, Ackley

    Floyd County Historical Society Museum

    George Maier Rural Heritage Center, Elkader

    Iowa State Fair, Des Moines

    Living History Farms, Urbandale


    Public voting ran March 21-25. The Floyd County Museum was announced as the winner at Silos & Smokestacks Partner Site Annual Training Awards Luncheon on April 5.


    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 55 federally designated heritage areas in the nation, Silos & Smokestacks works in partnership with the National Park Service. The heritage area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. To plan your visit, go to

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    Photo: Floyd County Historical Society Museum Director, Sara Renaud



    Jori Wade-Booth

    Communications and Marketing Director

    Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

    PO Box 2845, 305 W Park Ave.

    Waterloo, IA 50704-2845

    O 319.234.4567 C 319.404.1311




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