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                                                                    MaR - MaY 2012
                                                                    VOL. XXXVI nO. 2

                     Grout Museum District

                               Touch It.                  See It.                Feel It.



What’s InsIde
       Page 3
     Think Spring!
 Hours, events & more

       Page 6
 Voices of Iowa Project

       Page 7
  Archives & Artifacts:
   I See Something In                         March 10-18, 2012
       Pioneer Hall                $1 per child and each accompanying adult


                          At the Grout Museum District, activities will be available at
                          both sites throughout the week. Food will also be available in
                          the SBIVM Mess Hall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m daily.

                          Participating Attractions: Black Hawk Children’s Theatre,
                          Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Dan Gable Wrestling Museum,
                          Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum/Grout Museum, Phelps
                          Youth Pavilion, Young Arena


                          Visit www.worldsgreatestspringbreak.com for more details and
                                             discounted hotel rates!
                                          Sponsored by R.J. McElroy Trust
dIRectIOns & deVeLOpMent neWs                                                                                                                                                                          pROgRaMMIng                                                                                                     3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Civil War Lecture Series

Executive Director Billie Bailey & Director of Development &                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3       Girl Scout Fun Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7       Homeschool Workshop
Marketing Cyd McHone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Civil War Lecture Series                                                           10-18   Spring Break
                                                                                                        According to the American Association of Museums (AAM), there are at least                                                  MaRch 3, apRIL 21 & MaY 5 • 2:00 - 3:00pM                                          10      Science Club: FETCH
                                                                                                        17,500 museums in the United States—and no two are exactly the same. Collections                                            IOWa VeteRans MuseuM
                                                                                                        and programming vary; and the way these 17,500 museums are governed and do                                                                                                                                     18      St. Patrick’s Brunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Included with regular admission
                                                                                                        business varies, too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       22-23   National History Day
                              Model Museum Income
                                                                                                        The Grout Museum District opened its doors fifty five years ago as a mission driven,           March 3 • Flags of the 2nd Iowa Infantry • Ken Lyftogt previews a chapter from his                              24      Victorian Easter Activities
    0.40                                                                                                private, not for profit organization. The annual budget of $1.3 million covers the             latest book on Iowa in the Civil War. The battle of Fort Donelson in February 1862 opened the Cumberland
    0.35                                                                                                operation and programming of the Grout Museum of History and Science, Sullivan                 River to Federal troops in their invasion of the Confederacy. The Union victory elevated an obscure officer,    24      Super Science Day
                                                                                                        Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Rensselaer
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ulysses S. Grant, to status as a national hero.
    0.30                                                                                                Russell House Museum and the Snowden House. Expenses include all the usual                                                                                                                                     27      CVHS
                                                                        Endowment




                                                                                                        costs of doing business; personnel, utilities, insurance, marketing, and maintenance,
                                        Contributions




    0.25
                                                                                                        programming, and office expenses.                                                              April 21 • Iowa Regiments at Shiloh • Dr. Robert Neymeyer shares the experiences of                             31      Girl Scout Fun Day
                 Earned Revenues




                                                                                                                                                                                                       Iowa’s 11 regiments in the Battle of Shiloh. Between April 6-7, 1862, 6,664 Iowa soldiers engaged in the
    0.20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     April
                                                                                      Grants




                                                                                                        Revenue to cover these costs is generated from a variety of sources. The chart at left         battle and sustained casualties totaling 2,409 killed, wounded and missing. Iowa’s regiments formed the heart
                                                          Government




    0.15                                                                                                (from an AAM survey) illustrates how the average museum in the US is funded. The               of the line at the Hornet’s Nest, a critical turning point in the war.                                          3       BESA Exhibit Opening
                                                            Support




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                                                                                                        charts below illustrate the Grout Museum District’s revenue streams—now and the
                                                                                                        ideal the Board and staff have been working toward. In some areas, the Grout does                                                                                                                              4       Homeschool Workshop
    0.05                                                                                                well by comparison—grants and earned revenue are well within the average range.                May 5 • Iowa Troops in Dakota Territory During the Civil War • Dr. Terrance
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lindell follows the fourteen companies of Iowa troops serving in the territory in 1862. These troops engaged    7       Girl Scout Fun Day
    0.00
                                                                                                        However, in examining how the Grout stacks up compared to other museums, two                   in operations against tribes deemed hostile by the U. S. government. The Battle of Whitestone Hill in 1863      14      Science Club: FETCH
                                                                                                        areas need a great deal of attention—contributions and government support. The                 and the Battle of Killdeer Mountain in 1864 are highlighted.
           Normal Model for mid-sized museum income                                                     Board, Fundraising Committee and staff have determined that the Grout Museum                                                                                                                                   14      “Titanic” Film Showing
                                                                                                        District must diversify its revenue sources because the endowment is insufficient
                 Earned Revenues                                          30%                           to absorb the reliance currently placed upon it. As part of the recently completed                                                                                                                             14      Teddy Bear or Dolly &
                 Contributions
                 Gov. Support
                                                                          40%
                                                                          20%
                                                                                                        Strategic Plan, Board members and staff are working to realign sources of funding to
                                                                                                        relieve pressure from the endowment. Board and community members have stepped                                               Call for Judges                                                                            Me Tea
                 Endowment
                 Grants
                                                                           8%
                                                                           2%
                                                                                                        forward to assist the Museum District with these efforts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    National History Day 2012                                                          14      HAB Workshop
                                                                       _______                          All of this data shows that your support of the Grout Museum District is more                                               MaRch 22 & 23                                                                      21      Sharing the Farm Story
                 Total                                                   100%                           important now than it ever has been. We thank you for your continued support and
                                                                                                        encourage you to invite others to be part of this exciting informal learning center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IOWa VeteRans MuseuM/gROut MuseuM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       21      Civil War Lecture Series
                                                                                                        With your assistance, the Museum District will continue its stewardship of the                                                 You don’t need to be a big history buff to participate as a NHD
                                                                                                        community’s heritage for another 55 years and beyond.                                                                        judge, just enjoy working with kids! You will receive instructional               21      Super Science Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     information and have a short training session the day of the event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       24      CVHS
                                     Grout FY 2011 Budget                                                                        Grout FY 2012 Budget Proposal                                                                       This contest would not be possible without volunteer judges, so please
    0.40                                                                                                            0.40                                                                                                             call today to sign up. Contact Annette Freeseman at 319-234-6357 or               28      Star Party
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     annette.freeseman@gmdistrict.org.
                                          Contributions




    0.35                                                                                                            0.35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Judging Schedule:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     May
    0.30                                                                                                            0.30                                                                                                               March 22 12:30 - 2:00pm                                                         5       Civil War Lecture Series
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       March 23 - 8:30 - 11:30am
                                                                          Endowment




    0.25                                                                                                            0.25                                                                                                                                                                                               12      Bring Your Mom To Tea
                                                                                                                                                                    Government




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (greater need for judges March 23)
                                                                                                                                                                      Support
                                                                                                                                                    Contributions
                   Earned Revenues




    0.20                                                                                                            0.20                                                                                                                                                                                               19      Saturday Matinee
                                                                                                                                  Earned Revenues




                                                                                                                                                                                 Endowment




    0.15                                                                                                            0.15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       22      CVHS
                                                          Government




                                                                                                                                                                                             Grants
                                                            Support




                                                                                               Grants




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BESA Exhibit Opening
    0.10                                                                                                            0.10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       26      Star Party
    0.05                                                                                                            0.05

    0.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     April 3 • 5:30-7:30pm                                                             28      Memorial Day
                                                                                                                    0.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     gROut MuseuM Of hIstORY & scIence                                                                 Key
                                     Grout FY 2011 Budget                                                                          Grout FY 2012 Budget Proposal                                                                     Grout Museum Members OR By Invitation Only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Imaginarium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Registration Deadline: March 26
                         Earned Revenues                                   24%                                                           Earned Revenues                            22%                                                                                                                                Grout Museum
                         Contributions                                     14%                                                           Contributions                              30%                                           The Grout Museum District will be featuring the exhibit BESA:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Russell House

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                         Gov. Support                                       0%                                                           Gov. Support                                4%                                           Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews during World War II with photographs
                         Endowment
                         Grants
                                                                           42%
                                                                           20%
                                                                        _______
                                                                                                                                         Endowment
                                                                                                                                         Grants
                                                                                                                                                                                    25%
                                                                                                                                                                                    19%
                                                                                                                                                                                 _______
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  by Norman Gershman. Attend opening day and be among the first to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      see this new exhibit. For details about this exhibit, please refer to page 8.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Veterans Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Snowden House                  2
                         Total                                            100%                                                           Total                                     100%                                                                                                                                Other Location
                                                                                                                             IMagInaRIuM neWs                                                                                    ImagInarIum


             Think Spring!
                                                                                                                           Let the Imaginarium bring the awe and excitement of a night sky to you. The STARLAB is a             anImal SpotlIght
                                                                                                                           Portable Planetarium. It is the field trip to the Stars and Constellations that comes to you! The
                                                                                                                           STARLAB will provide a view of the night sky anytime in almost any indoor location. The                                “Kili”
                                                                                                                           STARLAB is an excellent tool for teaching astronomy, earth science and Greek mythology.
                                                                                                                           The STARLAB can accommodate audiences of 20-30 comfortably. One planetarium show is
                                                                                                                           approximately 30-45 minutes long, plus a question and answer time before and after, so plan the
                                                                                                                           entire program to take an hour. The cost is $175 for one hour of programming and $60 for each
                                                                                                                           additional hour.
                                                                                                                           Location Requirements:
                                                                                                                           Minimum floor space of 25 X 25 feet • Ceiling height of 11 feet • No hanging light fixtures
                                                                                                                           Commonly used locations:

       Rensselaer Russell House Opens April                      3:   April & May hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5pm
                                                                                                                           Gymnasiums • Cafeterias • Libraries • Auditoriums
                                                                                                                           For more information contact Jason Dornbush at 319-233-8708 or email
                                                                                                                           Jason.Dornbush@gmdistrict.org
      Spring Break Hours: Open March 10 - 18 • Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm • Sun 1 -5pm
                                        (excludes the Rensselaer Russell House)                                                                         SuPER SCIENCE DAY: INTO THE BLuE
                                                                                                                                                        MaRch 24 • 9:00aM - 5:00pM                                              Scientific name:
    Special Events:                                                                                                                                     BLuedORn scIence IMagInaRIuM
                                                                                                                                                        Admission: $5, ages 3 & under Free, Members Free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Archispirostreptus gigas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                common name:
         St. Patrick’s Day Brunch                                      Teddy Bear or Dolly & Me Tea
                                                                                                                                                        Cross into the blue and discover the wonders of flight at the
                                                                                                                                                        Imaginarium. Examine the different ways you can take to the             Giant African Millipede
         Sunday, March 18 • 9am - 12:30pm                              Saturday, April 14 • 1:00 - 3:00pm                                               skies, test your skills on our exciting flight simulator, build your
         Snowden House                                                 Snowden House
                                                                                                                                                        own glider and learn how airplanes move while in flight. Challenge      origin/Habitat:
                                                                                                                                                        your friends to an airplane build-off at the Imaginarium Testing
         Cost: $10                                                     Cost: MeMber - Adult $8, Child $6                                                Facility,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eastern Africa
                                                                                NoN-MeMber - Adult $10, Child $8
         Enjoy a champagne brunch to celebrate St. Patrick’s
                                                                       Bring your favorite stuffed animal or dolly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Diet:
         Day. Menu: egg & hashbrown casserole, ham,                                                                                                     SuPER SCIENCE DAY: CELEBRATING EARTH DAY
         muffins, assorted sweet breads, fruit, champagne,             for tea. Participants will have tea (or punch),                                                                                                          Herbivore
                                                                                                                                                        apRIL 21 • 9:00aM - 5:00pM
         coffee and sparkling cider. Tickets may be purchased          sandwiches and other goodies. Children can
         in advance at the Grout Museum or at the door.                                                                                                 BLuedORn scIence IMagInaRIuM                                            aDult Size:
                                                                       also make a craft item for their stuffed friend                                  Admission: $5, ages 3 & under Free, Members Free
         Sponsored by Friends of the Snowden House.
                                                                       or dolly. Registration Deadline: April 6                                                                                                                 15 inches
                                                                                                                                                        Discover the history and purpose of Earth Day, learn how to live
                                                                                                                                                        in an earth-friendly way and make an awesome keepsake to take
                                                                                                                                                        home!                                                                   Known in Africa by its Zulu name,
         Victorian Easter Activities                                   Bring Your Mom To Tea                                                                                                                                    “amashongololo”, the Giant Black Millipede
                                                                                                                           Super Science Days are sponsored by John Deere Waterloo Operations, Roth Jewelers, Milroy’s
         Saturday, March 24 • 10:00am - 12:00pm                        Saturday, May 12 • 1:00 - 3:00pm                    Tuxedos, Schumacher Elevator Co. Inc., VGM & Associates, and Varsity Cleaners.                       is the largest known millipede species. Not
         Snowden House                                                 Snowden House                                                                                                                                            actually an insect, but an arthropod, they
         Cost: Child MeMber - $5                                       Cost: MeMber - Adult $8, Child $6                                                                    NOW OPEN! EARLY JET PASSENGER                       have a life expectancy of 5 to 7 years. They
               Child NoN-MeMber $6                                             NoN-MeMber - Adult $10, Child $6                                                             AIRCRAFT                                            can defend themselves by curling into a ball
               Adults - Free                                           Celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing your                                                              On display from the Dr. Frank Coyle model
         Enjoy a morning of crafts and fun. Learn how                  mother to a Victorian Tea. Sip your beverage                                                         airplane collection, the first Jet Airliners. The   and excreting a liquid that can be harmful if
         Victorians decorated Easter eggs and made nests for                                                                                                                jet era began in 1952 with the de Havilland         it gets into the mouth or eyes of a predator.
                                                                       while enjoying a program about buttons
         the Easter Rabbit. Participants will dye eggs, make a                                                                                                              Comet. Pan Am introduced trans Atlantic
         basket and enjoy other Easter related activities.             provided by the Black Hawk Button Club.                                                                                                                  They typically have between 200 and 300
                                                                                                                                                                            flights with the Boeing 707 in 1958. Models
         Registration Deadline: March 16                               If you have a button that you would like to                                                                                                              legs.
                                                                                                                                                                            of these two and other early Jets will be
                                                                       donate to the Button Club, please bring it                                                           featured.
                                                                       along. A variety of hot teas will be available as
                                                                       well as punch, scones, sandwiches and pastries.
        Featured Museum Store Items                                    Registration Deadline: May 4                                           SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS
3       • Art Glass Necklaces & Earrings - Were $10/Now
        • Sullivan Brothers Polos - $34.95, 2X $49.95
                                                            $5                                                                         March - May • SATuRDAYS AT 11:00 • 1:30 • 3:00                                                                                    4
                                                                                                                                     Spring break March 10 - 18 • 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00
        • Hawaiian Shirts - $44.95, 2X $49.95
Meet the spRIng InteRns                                                                                                               VOIces Of IOWa pROject



                 Kimberly Breuer                       Shirley Davis                     Todd DeDecker
               Graphic Design Intern           Historial Programming Intern               Exhibits Intern
                       UNI                                  UNI                               WIU




                 Jessica Libberton                      Cristy Steffen                    Jill Thompson
               Graphic Design Intern           Historial Programming Intern     Iowa Mathematics & Science Education
                        UNI                                 UNI                      Partnership (IMSEP) Intern
                                                                                               UNI



    SHOW OFF YOuR                                                 That’s what Friends are for.                                                                                  Voices of Iowa Kiosk at the Independence Library


  GRADuATE’S SMARTS -                                                                                                                 The Grout Museum District launched the new traveling exhibit, Voices of Iowa, on November 10th. It was developed with funds from
 HOST THEIR OPEN HOuSE                                                                                                                a Black Hawk County Gaming Association grant. The exhibit initially will be offered to public libraries in the seven county area served
                                                                                                                                      by the BHCGA: Black Hawk, Butler, Bremer, Buchanan, Tama, Chickasaw and Grundy.
    IN THE MuSEuM!
                                                                                                                                      Each kiosk has a 46 inch screen that displays interview excerpts of veterans and farm families from the community the kiosk is located.
                                                                                                                                      There are additional stories relating to specific events like Pearl Harbor and D-Day. There are also files that promote Grout Museum
 •   Rental includes tables, chairs and linens.                                                                                       activities and visitation. The files created for each stop are local hometown heroes.
 •   Spacious catering kitchen.                                          Classical Music                Broadway
 •   Unique add-ons - tour the museum or watch a                         Kids’ Programming              Family Entertainment          The kiosks launched at the Fredericksburg and Independence libraries and have travelled to Denver, Jesup, Fairbank, Aurora, Lamont,
     planetarium show.                                                                                                                Winthrop, Dunkerton, Tripoli, Cedar Falls, and Janesville. Contact Troy Myler at 319-234-6357 or troy.myler@gmdistrict.org for
                                                                         Dance                          All of the Above
 •   Variety of sizes and prices for a large or small                                                                                 scheduling information.
     gathering.
                                                                                                   Join online at www.gbpac.org       “Just wanted to let you know the kiosk is going over great! Kids and adults have been in to view it. Thank you again for letting us have it for
                                                                                                   under “Support the GBPAC.”         the two weeks.” Jane Seedorff, Lamont Public Library.



                                                                                 We neeD You!                                     Sharing the Farm Story at the Grout Museum District
                                                                                 Volunteer oPPortunItIeS                          April 21 from 10:00am - 1:00pm • Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum Lobby and Theatre
                                                                                                                                  Meet the families from Black Hawk, Buchanan and Butler counties who contributed to the documentary “Sharing the Farm Story,” airing at
                                                                              Call the Scheduling and Volunteer Coordinator,      11:00 am.
                                                                                Anna Nielsen, at 234-6357, to learn more.
                                                                                                                                  	         •	Listen	to	the	personal	stories	that	capture	the	history	and	passion	for	life	on	the	family	farm.	
                                                                                                New Opportunities:                	         •	Sample	some	of	the	products	they	produce.	
                                                                              Spring Break, National History Day, Super Science   	         •	Learn	how	you	can	become	part	of	the	project	to	preserve	the	rural	heritage	and	pass	that	legacy	on	to	future	generations.	
                                                                               Days, Museum Store Assistant, Victorian Easter
                                                                               Activities, Girl Scout Fun Day, Teddy Bear/Dolly
                                                                               & Me Tea, Bring Your Mom to Tea, Membership
                                                                                                                                  The	collection	of	oral	histories	is	part	of	the	Grout	Museum’s	Voices	of	Iowa	Project	that	uses	the	words	of	Iowa	farmers	to	tell	the	story	of	
                                                                                                                                  Iowa	agriculture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6
                                                                                Team, Exhibit Space Monitor, and Mail Team        Sponsored,	in	part,	by	a	grant	from	Silos	and	Smokestacks	National	Heritage	Area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      eXhIBIts




                                  A pair of baby shoes • A wooden shoe • A police commemorative booklet • Two pairs of scissors • A telegraph key • Crystal radio box • Geiger counter •
                                   A straight razor • A doll • Two military medals • A violin • A pink toy truck • Lucky star game • A flag flying high • A police officer’s hat • Two valentines •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 NEW EXHIBIT! BESA: ALBANIAN MUSLIMS WHO SAVED JEWS DURING WORLD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WAR II, PHOTOGRAPHS BY NORMAN GERSHMAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 April 3 through July 14, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In 2003, Norman Gershman embarked on a project to find and photograph Albanian Muslim




                                                       ‘Linnea’ book • A pair of pliers • Buck Rogers rocket ship toy • AT&T helment • ‘Victory’ cookbook • Digger the Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 families who had sheltered and saved Jews during World War II. By 2004, he had discovered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 roughly 150 Muslim families who had taken part in the rescue of the Jews. Between 1943-1945 it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 believed that the people of Greater Albania saved between two and three thousand Jews. Besa,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the ancient code of honor, requires an Albanian Muslim to endanger his own life if necessary to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 save the life of anyone seeking asylum. Besa is, to this day, the highest moral law of the region,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 superseding religious differences, blood feuds and tribal traditions. This traveling exhibit was made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 possible through a collaboration with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 University of Northern Iowa. It includes 41 photographic images and was developed by the Hebrew
I see sOMethIng In pIOneeR haLL




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York City.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FROM MCELROY TO YOUNG ARENA:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE GOLDEN ERA OF THE BLACK HAWKS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Through March 25, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 For fifty years Waterloo has been a hockey town, just ask anyone who has been among the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 thousands of screaming fans filling the bleachers at each home game. Discover the exciting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 history of Waterloo’s favorite home team.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PRIVY TO THE PAST:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 COLLECTOR’S SHOWCASE OF WATERLOO BOTTLES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Through April 28, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This exhibit proves that “one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.” A small group of local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 diggers love to discover buried treasures in area backyards. Bottles, jars, knick-knacks and shards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 have been unearthed in abandoned privies or outhouses, which early Waterloo citizens also used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as garbage pits. About 100 objects found by local members of the Iowa Antique Bottlers Assoc. are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on display.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                 COVERED BY GLORY:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CIVIL WAR COMMEMORATIVE QUILTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Now through September 1, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 During the Civil War many women turned to needlework as a refuge from the stress, loneliness and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 worry of war. They utilized their skills to support their families, raise money for the cause and create
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary items for soldiers. A century and a half later the sacrifices are still remembered with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 commemorative fabrics, patterns and quilts that mark the Sesquicentennial of the War Between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the States. This exhibit showcases several quilts, some made during the era and commemorative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 quilts made from ten to 150 years later.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                 YOURS EVER, YOUR OWN:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TALES OF LOVE FROM THE CIVIL WAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Through December 30, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 During the Civil War, letters were the only way for soldiers and loved ones at home to stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in touch. Although sending letters was slow and unreliable, in the hands of the recipient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 they were of great comfort. This exhibit captures the stories of two couples torn apart by war.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 How they lived, loved and survived the ordeal is revealed in their own words.                          8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sponsored by the Edward J. and Catherine Gallagher Family Foundation.
    SCOuT AT THE                       educatIOn neWs                                                                                                         VeteRans pLaques & MeMBeRshIp                                                                    Museum Staff
      GROuT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          billie bAileY, Executive Director
                                      Museum School Spring 2012                                                                                                Honor the special Iowa Veterans in your life with a memorial of                       NANCY bAgleY, RRHM Docent

                                      The following third grade classes will be welcomed into the District this spring for Museum                                               their service to our country.                                        williAM bisbee, Exhibit Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sArAh bleviNs, Exhibit Assistant
                                      School:                                                                                                                                                                                                        JACquie ColviN, Marketing Coordinator/
                                                                                                                                                              Plaques will include your veteran’s name, rank, branch of service                                          Graphic Designer
                                                  March 5-9                       Becker (formerly Edison)                                                                                                                                           MelodY CuMMiNgs, Museum School Assistant
                                                  April 9-13                      Blessed Sacrament, Sacrad Heart, Immanuel Lutheran                            and service dates on a memorial plaque. The plaque will be                           ChristY deCker, Director of Adult Programs
                                                  April 16-20                     Lowell                                                                        permanently displayed on the Wilbur & Mildred Demmel and                                                 & Group Tours
    Happy Anniversary                             April 23-27                     Kittrell                                                                                   Melvin Juel Veterans Memorial Plaza.                                    JAsoN dorNbush, Science Outreach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Coordinator
                                                  April 30-May 4                  Poyner
       Girl Scouts!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ANNette FreeseMAN, Director of Historical



                                                                                                                                                                                                 EAT !
                                                  May 7-11                        North Cedar                                                                                                                                                                            Programming
MaRch 3 • 9:30 - 11:30aM                          May 14-18                       Hansen                                                                                                                                                             rAChel Fritts, Rental & Facilities


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                                      The Grout Museum would like to thank the Cedar Falls Public Library for providing their                                                                                                                        kAtie hAss, FETCH Assistant



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gROut MuseuM Of hIstORY & scIence     meeting room on Fridays for the mapping activity and 1-room school re-enactment for the                                                                                                                        lorrAiNe ihNeN, Collection Curator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NANCY kiNter, Office Administrator



                                                                                                                                                                                            GIF
ages: BROWnIe gIRL scOuts             Cedar Falls Schools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     deb lewis, Museum Assistant
Scouts: $10, leader is free                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ChelseA louCks, Museum Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CAtrevA MANNiNg, Archivist
The Girl Scouts are 100 years                                                9:30 - 11:30aM 3rd - 6th Grade                                                                                                 Plaques are $100 each.                   CYd MChoNe, Director of Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         & Marketing
old! Have things changed or                                                                                                                                                                              For more information contact                MArgAret JANe MeYer, Interview &
are they the same? Explore the                                               March 10 • april 14                                                                                                               Nancy Kinter at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Collections Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     troY MYler, IT/Media Specialist
differences in food, clothing,
hairstyles, entertainment and                                                Members: 8/month       $                                                                                                          319-234-6357 or                       pAulettA NelsoN-bridges, Imaginarium

language over the past 100 yrs.                                                                                                                                                                           nancy.kinter@gmdistrict.org                                    Receptionist
                                                                             Non-Members: $10/month                                                                                                                                                  ANNA NielseN, Development, Membership &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Volunteer Coordinator

        Daisy Fun Day                    Homeschool Workshops                                              Planetarium
                                                                                                                                                                             welCoMe New MeMbers                                                     bob NeYMeYer, Historian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     diANe popelkA, Operations Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     JANe rYAN, Education Asst./Planetarium Dir.
MaRch 31 • 9:30 - 11:30aM                 9:30 - 11:30aM • $6.50                                                                                              Andrew & Melinda Beland      Diane Milani                   Edward Shannon             Joseph sAilor, Custodian
RegIstRatIOn deadLIne: MaR 23                                                                                Shows                                            John & Amy Berns             Anna Marie & Jeffrey A.        Shane & Heather Stech      Judith slAikeu, Museum Store Coordinator
                                      March 7                                                                                                                 Steve & Gerry Chamberlin
                                                                                                                                                              Bret & Wendy Clikeman
                                                                                                                                                                                           Moellers
                                                                                                                                                                                           Eric & Sara O’Brien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joanne Strauser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fritz & A.J. Tegtmeier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CYNthiA steveNs, Museum Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AlAN sweeNeY, Imaginarium Site Manager
gROut MuseuM Of hIstORY & scIence     Victorian Easter
ages: daIsY gIRL scOuts                                                                                    Saturdays                                          Bill Dotzler
                                                                                                                                                              Daryl & Donna Douglass
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sally Olsen
                                                                                                                                                                                           Lori & Michael Olson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Diane & Gary Thompson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marsha Tovar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     robiN veNter, Curator of Exhibits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     dAvid voigts, Planetarium Assistant
Scouts: $5, leader is free                                                                                                                                                                                                                           JordAN wAlker, Science Educator
                                      April 4                                                              11:00, 1:30 & 3:00                                 Larry Erickson
                                                                                                                                                              Virgil & Jeanne Erickson
                                                                                                                                                                                           Cecilia Podhajsky
                                                                                                                                                                                           Ron & Mary Potter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          James Trebon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Andrew & Holly Van Fleet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     deANNA wAlvAtNe, Planetarium Assistant
We are not all the same. Our          Take Me Out to the Ballgame                                          Daily shows march 10-18                            Blair & Cindy Finney         Jon & Ronda Rathe              Andrea Volz
differences are what make us
special and unique. Come to                 Please call 319-234-6357 or visit                              children must be over 4
                                                                                                                                                              Brian & Kate Graham
                                                                                                                                                              Janet & Scott Henderson
                                                                                                                                                                                           Katherine & Jason Rich
                                                                                                                                                                                           Steve & Michele Robisky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John & Melody Wilcox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kevin & April Willadsen        Board of Directors
Daisy Fun Day and learn how to        GroutMuseumDistrict.org for more information                                                                            Jamie & Ryan Hoey            David & Suzy Schlette          Ben & Jean Wolfe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Barbara Corson, Chair*
celebrate our differences.                                                                                                                                    Jeff & Edye Johnson          Karl Schmid & Anne Hennessey                              David Allbaugh, Vice Chair*
                                                                       STAR PARTY                                                                             Kurt & Margaret Kaliban      Warren & Rhonda Schroeder                                 Bill Blake
                                                                                                                                                              Brekka & David Larrew        James & Jane Seeley                                       Robert Bradford
                                                                       apRIL 28 • 7:30 - 10:30pm
Celebrating Earth Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Judy Burfeind

April 7 • 9:30 - 11:30aM
                                                                       Prairie Grove Park, 4th St. & Shaulis Rd.
                                                                       Admission:Free
                                                                                                                                                                     thANk You reNewiNg MeMbers                                                      John J. Burns, Treasurer*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aaron Buzza, CVB Liaison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Harrison Cass
RegIstRatIOn deadLIne: MaR 30                                                                                                                                 Joe & Teresa Bartholomew     Gerri Mahnke                   Mary Swenson
                                                                       Join the Grout Museum and the Black Hawk Astronomy Club for the first                                                                                                         Howard Craven
                                                                       star party of the season. This is also National Astronomy Day, so don’t miss           Michael & Sheryl Campbell    Patrick & Nora Mangin          Mike & Tana Swyter         Edward J. Gallagher, Jr.*
BLuedORn scIence IMagInaRIuM                                                                                                                                  Angie & Scott DeWolf         John & Joyce McBride           Jan Taylor                 Harold Getty**
                                                                       the 10 Outreach to Space Exhibits that will be set up for some hands-on
ages: BROWnIe gRIL scOuts                                              experience with space travel & exploration!                                            Jason & Angela Edgington     Carolyn & Morris Mikkelsen     Norbert Trainor            David Greene
Scouts: $10, leader is free                                                                                                                                   Christopher & Carrie Evans   David & Chris Mitchell         Peter & Sharon Wetrich     H.D. “Ike” Leighty*
                                                                                                                                                                                           Vern & Donna Nelson                                       Ryan Malecek
                                      MaY 26 • 7:30 - 10:30pm                                                                                                 Gerald & Beverly Frost                                      Todd & Julie Williams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Roger Olesen*
    Discover the history and                                                                                                                                  E. J. Gallagher III          Bob & Nancy Neymeyer           Robert Winters
                                      Prairie Grove Park, 4th St. & Shaulis Rd.                                                                                                                                                                      Joe Pryor
       purpose of Earth Day, learn                                                                                                                            Paul & Chris Herring         Anna Nielsen                   Alan & Sally Yakish        Gail Sands
                                      Admission:Free                                                                                                          Greg & Denise Hoffman        Jerry Northey                  Phyllis Zager              Sandra Schipper

9
          ways to live in an earth-
            friendly way and make
           an awesome keepsake
                                      Star Parties are free and open to the public. The Black Hawk Astronomy Club members will be on hand to
                                      point out planets, current constellations, and deep space objects. Children can earn their Junior Astronomer
                                      Certificate. Star Parties will not be held if it is cloudy, so please use your best judgment & check the skies before
                                                                                                                                                              Eugene & Darlene Holmes
                                                                                                                                                              Lon Kammeyer
                                                                                                                                                              William Kay
                                                                                                                                                                                           James & Delia Ralston
                                                                                                                                                                                           Murtis Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                           Thomas & Deb Staack            MeMberships reCeived
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mary Ellen Warren
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     * Trustee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     **City Liaison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10
        to take home!                 heading to the park.                                                                                                    Lorraine Lewis               David & Missy Sturch           oCt - deC 2011
                        gROut MuseuM dIstRIct             hOuRs:
                              Tuesday - Saturday
                               9:00am - 5:00pm
                         Rensselaer Russell House Museum hours vary
                                 Please call for current hours
    BLuedORn scIence IMagInaRIuM                suLLIVan BROtheRs IOWa VeteRans MuseuM
         322 Washington Street                                   503 South Street
           Waterloo, IA 50701                                   Waterloo, IA 50701
          Phone: 319-233-8708                                  Phone: 319-234-6357
           Fax: 319-274-0768                                    Fax: 319-236-0500
 gROut MuseuM Of hIstORY & scIence                              SnOWden hOuse
            503 South Street                                306 Washington Street
           Waterloo, IA 50701                                 Waterloo, IA 50701
          Phone: 319-234-6357                                    319-234-6357
           Fax: 319-236-0500                       Elegant Victorian home available for rent
   RensseLaeR RusseLL hOuse MuseuM
          520 West Third Street
           Waterloo, IA 50701
             319-233-0262
                                                          To current resident or:
 Permit no. 116
  Waterloo, ia
Us Postage Paid                                                Waterloo, ia 50701
non-Profit org.                                                503 soUth st.
                                                               Grout Museum District

								
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