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Capture the Heart of America Photo contest now open

Waterloo, IOWA – Entries are now being accepted into the 2019 Capture the Heart of America photo contest. From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture… Read the full story »

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Mathias Ham Historic Site named People’s Choice Site of the Year

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Mathias Ham Historic Site has been named the Silos & Smokestacks “People’s Choice Site of the Year.” The Grout Museum District in Waterloo and Brucemore… Read the full story »

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“Map of My Kingdom” tackles critical issue of farm land transition

  WATERLOO, Iowa –The Grout Museum of History & Science in partnership with Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area will be presenting a live reading of “Map of My Kingdom”… Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks to host Partner Site Annual Training

Cedar Rapids, IOWA – On April 1 representatives from historical sites, museums, farms and business will gather in Cedar Rapids for Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area’s (SSHNA) 2019 Partner… Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks Honors Those Telling America’s Agricultural Story

Silos & Smokestacks Honors Those Telling America’s Agricultural Story Waterloo, IOWA – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) honored the Heritage Area’s finest during its 13th Annual Golden Silo… Read the full story »

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Grout Museum District to Participate in Collections Assessment for Preservation Program

GROUT MUSEUM DISTRICT TO PARTICIPATE IN COLLECTIONS ASSESSMENT FOR PRESERVATION PROGRAM [Waterloo, IA]  The Grout Museum District announces that it is one of 75 institutions from across the country selected… Read the full story »

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People’s Choice

Congratulations to the following nominees for People’s Choice Site of the Year 2017. Scroll down to learn more about each site. Click on the link below to cast your vote!… Read the full story »

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Best Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites To Visit This Fall! It’s Fall In Iowa! That means hayrack rides, harvest festivals, and pumpkin patches! It also means the leaves they are a… Read the full story »

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Silos & Smokestacks to host Annual Meeting and Legislative Showcase

Des Moines, IOWA – On April 4 representatives from historical sites, museums, farms and business will gather in Des Moines for Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area’s (SSHNA) 2016 Partner… Read the full story »

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It Takes An Iowan Volunteer Training

Thank you again for volunteering for our It Takes An Iowan exhibit! We have included a video and a hard copy of instructions for volunteers. If there are any questions… Read the full story »

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