JUne - aUG 2012
VOL. XXXVII nO. 3
Grout Museum District
Touch It. See It. Feel It.
What’s InsIde Do Rensselaer and his daughter Lillian still walk the halls of the Rensselaer
Russell House Museum? See PAGE 3 to find out!
Grout Museum District
New Exhibit at the
Voices of Veterans
Executive Director Billie Bailey Explore The World at the Grout Museum District through 1 When Victoria Still Had
A Secret Exhibit Opens
Helen Guernsey’s fifty plus years of support for Grout Museum District facilities and exciting summer programming!
5 Transit of Venus
programs began in the early 1960s when she served nine years on the board of the Rensselaer 5-8 WW: Flag Day
Russell House. Once her tenure on that board was completed, long-time Grout Museum
When Victoria Still Had A Secret 8 Summer Day Camp
benefactress and patron Jean Parker persuaded Helen to join the board of the Grout
June 1 - October 31 8-9 Quilt Retreat
Museum. Helen was active in that capacity and as a trustee through two expansions to the
Rensselaer Russell House Museum 12-15 WW: Civil War Days
museum as well as the acquisitions of the Rensselaer Russell House Museum, the Bluedorn
19-22 WW: Our Amazing (And
Science Imaginarium, and the Snowden House. Included with regular admission
Over the years, Helen has consistently given of her time and talent. She is frequently seen at 23 Star Party
special events. She has also donated several dolls to the Grout Museum District’s permanent collection. This exhibit will reveal the REAL secret behind a sixteen inch waist. See why Victorian women
26-29 WW: Civil War Quilt
wore layer upon layer of undergarments, weighing almost seven pounds, under their gowns. Vari- Activities
Helen’s husband, Max, dreamed of establishing the Guernsey Foundation which they did a few years before Max died. Helen and her ous pieces of clothing will be on display.
27-28 Rocket Camp
assistant, Soo Greiman, have especially enjoyed visiting the sites of the recipients of Guernsey Foundation grants including the Grout
29 Heritage Hall Exhibit Opens
Helen is very proud of the fact that the Grout Museum District today represents a concept that has grown from a small idea into something JuLy
quite wonderful. Rensselaer Russell House Museum
3-6 WW: Fourth of July & The
The Cedar Valley is fortunate that Helen and Max Guernsey made Waterloo their home; and the Grout Museum District is a better
Summer Hours: uS Flag
institution for its relationship with Helen. June - August: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm 10-13 WW: Physics Olympics
13 Summer Day Camp
17-20 WW: Victorian Children
Development news 21 Native Words, Native
RETREAT Stars & Stripes Quilt Retreat Warriors Exhibit Opens
U.S. Postage Paid
Permit No. 116
24-27 WW: American Indian
THAnk YOu children from the unitarian universalist Society!
June 8 & 9
Grout Museum of History & Science 28 Star Party
About the featured Registration Deadline: May 25 31 WW: Great Scientists
speaker and teacher:
Karan Flanscha: Since 1980, noted area quilter
Karan Flanscha has been teaching and lecturing The Star’s & Stripes Quilt Retreat will feature speaker and teacher Karan Flanscha. Workshops
about quilts throughout Iowa and beyond. She has
been published in quilting books as well as maga- and lectures, including a workshop & lunch, led by Karan Flanscha, will teach participants how to
zines. A Past-President and lifetime member of the
Iowa Quilters Guild, she is also founding President make their own Stars & Stripes quilt; a quilt currently featured in the Covered By Glory: Civil War
of the local guild, Keepsake Quilters. Her exper- 1-3 WW: Great Scientists
Commemorative Quilts exhibit. For the schedule, more information or to register, please download
tise and quilting passion lies in quilt history and
hand stitching techniques, which led her to recreate
Jane Stickle’s 1863 sampler quilt. Karan started the the brochure from the homepage of the museum’s website, www.GroutMuseumDistrict.org or call
original Dear Jane e-mail list, and her drafting of
10 Summer Day Camp
the museum at 319-234-6357.
To current resident or:
the blocks were used by the Electric Quilt Company
11 Science On Ice!
in their Dear Jane software. The Grout Museum
is grateful to Karan for sharing her expertise and
knowledge over the past 20 years helping with an- QU 9, 2012
18 Tour Of Homes
nual quilt exhibits, quilt documentation days and
June 8 - dline: May 25 Science On Ice! 25 Star Party
assisting with quilt classes and retreats. tion Dea
The Weather Wars
Grout Museum District
August 11 • 11:00am KEy
Waterloo, IA 50701
About the exhibit:
503 South St.
young Arena, Waterloo
Covered By Glory: Civil War Commemorative
Quilts: The 19th Annual quilt exhibit showcases
quilts made during the Civil War era and com-
Last fall, the children from the Unitarian Universalist Society of Black Hawk County
memorative quilts made from ten to 150 years later. FREE! Grout Museum
Among several noteworthy quilts are Mimi Dietri- Sponsored, in part, by the
were asked by their Sunday School teacher who they would like to support with their
Waterloo Convention &
ch’s Stars and Stripes and Karan Flanscha’s Dear Jane.
Saturday, August 11, Young Arena is transformed into Iowa’s largest classroom! Come out for a
Visitors Bureau Russell House
weekly giving. They chose the Grout Museum District, and started bringing in a quarter day of learning, fun and science as teams of meteorologists from KWWL, KCRG and KGAN vie Veterans Museum
each week, many times bringing in more. They volunteered on April 14 and helped with for the title of the Ultimate Weather Warriors! Snowden House
an outgoing mailing, bringing a check for $120 with them. That was a lot of quarters! Watch the Grout Museum District website and Facebook page for updates and further details Other Location
Thank you, kids!
1 about this exciting program!
paranormal investigation & summer outreaCh imaginarium news
Paranormal Activity AnIMAl SPOTlIGHT
at the RENSSELAER RuSSELL HOuSE MuSEuM
CCPI, a paranormal investigation group, came to the Rensselaer Russell House Museum
on February 17, 2012. The group believes they communicated with Rensselaer Russell, who
built the house in 1861, and his daughters Genevieve and Lillian. Summer Outreach
Genevieve drowned in a cistern across from the home in 1862 shortly before her sixth
birthday. Lillian was born seven years later. She and her husband, Clyde Lamson, lived and On THE ROAD AGAIn!
raised their family in the house.
This summer the Imaginarium will be visiting over 60 communities throughout
Highlights of the investigation include: Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. To schedule a stop at your next event,
• Lillian and Genevieve playing together in the parlor. contact Jason Dornbush at 319-233-8708 or Jason.Dornbush@gmdistrict.org.
• Lillian and Genevieve’s grandpa, William Richards, also made his presence ScIEnTIfIc nAME:
Pituophis cantenifer sayi
known when the piano played one note, after his name was spoken.
• During the investigation Rensselaer informed the team that he was happy his
home was now a museum.
CCPI believes that the house is alive with activity and it seems the Russell family still goes
about their day in their home.
ScIEncE DEMOnSTRATIOnS ORIGIn/HAbITAT:
TUESDAY-SATURDAY: 11:00,1:30, 3:00 Central united States, Northern
Central Mexico, and Southern
TOPIcS IncluDE: cOMbuSTIOn, SnAkES AlIVE!, ElEcTRIcITY, Central Canada
319 Paranormal investigated the home on February 21! Organization founder, Mark Lehman, had the following
to say about the experience. “I believe the Russell House has as much activity as, if not more than, any other location SuPER cOlD, AnD MAnY MORE!
I have been. There is a huge potential to get some serious attention from the paranormal industry.
cuRIOuS kIDS club 2012! Explore The World at the Grout Museum District through 6 to 6.5 feet
interactive summer exhibits! Once one of the most common
• $35 per family.
snakes found in Iowa, Bullsnake
• Each child age 4-13 recieves his or her
NOW OPEN! populations are down due to the
own club card.
• Free admission to the entire district!* PcI Poop cycle development of their habitats by
Investigation Exhibit! humans for farming or housing. A
• Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
Closes September 7 wonderful example of “mimicry”, a
• Grout Museum of History and Science
threatened Bullsnake will often rear
• Rensselaer Russell House Museum
PCI: Poop Cycle Investigation explores the up and create a rattling sound using
• Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
relationship between plants, livestock and its tail to make a predator think it is a
• Discounts to special programs.
manure. Visitors embark on a fun, interactive rattlesnake. In the wild they are very
• 10% discount in the museum store.
trip through the “Iowa Manure Cycle.” Those opportunistic predators, eating a wide
• Child recieves a Curious Kids Club explorer pack!
in attendance will identify manure from variety of prey from mammals, to
birds, to even lizards and frogs.
• $35 fee may be applied toward a family Cycle Investigation Exhibit different livestock species, learn how manure
EXPLOR U E M
membership any time during the summer.
• Already a GMD Member? Curious Kids
is used to fertilize crops that produce food
ROUT M May 15- September 7, 2012 from the cycle of crops that hinges on the
and fuels, discover everyday products produced
AT THE G Club is FREE for Museum Members! Bluedorn Science Imaginarium become certified “Poop Cycle Investigators”
availability of ‘natures nutrients’-manure and
* Cardholder + one adult (age 14+) and receive a license that verifies their knowledge of “Iowa’s Manure Cycle.”
3 The “PCI” exhibit takes visitors on a fun and interactive trip through
the “Iowa manure cycle.” 4
sCienCe outreaCh assistant (& more) voiCes of veterans
Honor Your Jesse Meyer
US Marine Corps 2010
“I was Personal Security Detachment for my company commander. So my
vehicle commander wanted me to, I was the company gunner at the time, so
they wanted me to experience everything. So they brought me in a couple days
Great Mother’s or Father’s Day Idea! earlier before everyone else. I was able to talk to all the guys…and experience
Bring the family to the SBIVM and watch your veteran’s interview! You things and actually go out and help on a convoy with their unit. They replaced
will receive a free DVD of the full interview plus another gift for the vet-
their gunner with myself. So I got to experience all that with all the guys that
eran. Extra DVDs are available for $10 each or $6 for 5 or more copies.
DVDs can be picked up at the museum or mailed for $2 extra per DVD. Af- had already been there. If something did happen, you know, I’d have them
ter watching the interview, take time to visit the Iowa Veterans Museum. right there. You get there and it depends on what they need at the time, whether they need someone to go on a post or
Must call one week in advance to reserve a date and time!
Jessica Williamson • Science Outreach Assistant patrol. The first patrol, you know its something, its scary and exciting. You’ve never done it….you get outside, it’s different.
Honor Your Veteran Admission: Veteran FREE, all others regular The little kids there want to run up to the trucks. The people there are staring at you. So it is definitely a scary and exciting
Senior Earth Science Major
admission. Times available each day are 9:00, 10:30, 12:00 (noon),
UNI experience at the same time.”
1:30 and 3:00.
US Army Nurse, Walter Reed Hospital 2001
“I finally got on ortho which is my true love-orthopedics. I did total joints
first, then went on to sports medicine.
nEW GIfT SHOP ITEM! The very first day we had a huge power outage, it was just craziness….we
DIGGER THE DOG CHILDREN’S TEES! were in surgery, we were all sweating. We were on backup generators. We had
to get people off the table because it takes so much engine to run an operating
room. And then one of our generators started on fire and in the process of
putting out that fire, they ruined the one next to it. So we were down to one
generator for the whole hospital. You can’t hardly run emergency lighting on that.
BRING IN THIS AD AND RECEIVE 15% It took a long time to get back on track so we worked 12 hour days to get the cases caught up because we had to cancel all
Off A MuSEuM STORE PuRcHASE! those procedures. We did that for a week and kinda got back on track and then 9/11. Its like, here we are in DC, of course
we’re not far from the Pentagon. I was in OR with a neurological team. When one of our anesthesia people got a break and
VAlID unTIl 8/2012 came in and said “someone kamekazied the World trade Center.” We were all, like what? Then we’re like, something’s going
to happen at the Pentagon. By the time work came, were in the OR and we have to get all those people out and prepare for
casualties became we had no idea what we were going to see from the Pentagon ... So the cases we were doing, we got them
We neeD You! That’s what Friends are for. done and started to bring gurneys downstairs. And we waited. Our doctor somehow got down there. We ended up getting
three patients later in the day. Most went to Washington Hospital Center.”
Call Anna Nielsen, at 319-234-6357, to learn more.
Our mascot Digger, Digger’s helper, Honor the special Iowa Veterans in your life with a memorial of their service to our country.
Data Entry, BSI Gift Shop Assistant,
Classical Music Broadway Plaques will include your veteran’s name, rank, branch of service and service dates on a memorial plaque.
SBIVM/GM Gift Shop Assistant,
Summer Programming Assistants: Kids’ Programming Family Entertainment The plaque will be permanently displayed on the Wilbur & Mildred Demmel and Melvin Juel
Weekly Wonders, Science On Ice, Veterans Memorial Plaza.
Dance All of the Above
Tour of Homes and Rocket Camp
Plaques are $100 each. For more information contact: Nancy Kinter
5 DIGGER Join online at www.gbpac.org
under “Support the GBPAC.”
at 319-234-6357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
arChives & artifaCts exhibits
An archive contains a wide range of items. A few highlights from the Grout Museum nEW PERMAnEnT ExHIbIT: HERITAGE HAll
District’s files are shown below. Opens June 29
Waterloo was built on the strengths of immigrants and emigrants. This diverse group of
individuals came for different reasons: cheap land, jobs, relief from the aftermath of war;
and many stayed, bringing their customs and traditions along, incorporating them into the
1 fabric of this richly unique community, among the most diverse in the state of Iowa. Through
photographs and artifacts visitors will learn how Waterloo grew into a regional economic
center through the ingenuity, hard work and dedication of its diverse residents.
1. A small but thorough directory lists employees and teachers working for the
Waterloo school district in 1952.
bESA: AlbAnIAn MuSlIMS WHO SAVED JEWS DuRInG WORlD WAR II,
PHOTOGRAPHS bY nORMAn GERSHMAn
2. The local bicycle trail system has grown considerably. This photograph Through July 14, 2012
shows locals posed near the trail head in George Wyth Memorial Park in 1988.
In 2003, Norman Gershman embarked on a project to photograph 150 Muslim families who
had taken part in the rescue of Jews. Between 1943-1945, it is believed that the people of
3. Postcards have been a form of communication for over a century. Some are serious; Greater Albania saved between two and three thousand Jews. Besa, the ancient code of
some are fun and rather unusual as you 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
can see by this sample c1900. 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 union College - Jewish Institute
of Religion Museum in New york City. Sponsored by Hugh M. Field, Dr. Judy Finkelstein, the
Maidan Family, Kenneth Atkinson & Laura Praglin, Rabbi Stanley M. Rosenbaum, Elana
Joram, Bobbi Kazelnelson, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Rosen and Dr. & Mrs. J.E. Goldberg.
nATIVE WORDS, nATIVE WARRIORS
July 21 - September 30, 2012
When the united States issued the call to arms in World Wars I and II, American Indians
answered as warriors. Some men discovered that words—in their Native languages—would
be their most valued weapons. These unsung American heroes share their stories of strength
and courage in this Smithsonian traveling exhibition.
“Native Words, Native Warriors,” tells the remarkable story of soldiers from more than a
dozen tribes who used their Native languages while in service in the u.S. military.
Eight Meskwaki Indians from Tama, Developed by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the
Iowa, became code talkers with the u.S.
Army’s 34th Infantry Division, February
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service with generous support from Elizabeth
21, 1941. Photo courtesy the State Hunter Solomon, the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, and the AMB Foundation.
Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City
cOVERED bY GlORY: cIVIl WAR cOMMEMORATIVE QuIlTS
Through September 1, 2012
During the Civil War many women utilized their skills in needlework to support their
families, raise money for the cause and create necessary items for soldiers. This work
is 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 10 to 150 years later.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RECENT DONATIONS:
Hinson Manufacturing, a Waterloo company from the 1920s to the 1980s, began by making horse YOuRS EVER, YOuR OWn: TAlES Of lOVE fROM THE cIVIl WAR
collars. They expanded to automobile seat covers and accessories. Luggage, camera cases and brief cases Through December 30, 2012
were added for a time. Eventually, Hinson began working with local agriculture equipment companies,
This exhibit captures the stories of two couples torn apart by war. How they lived, loved and
and shifted toward making accessories for farm tractors, finally making tractor cabs. survived the ordeal is revealed in their own words. Sponsored by the Edward J. and
Catherine Gallagher Family Foundation.
This salesman’s sample is a small scale replica of a golf bag the company made during the 1950s and 1960s.
eDuCation news membership
Welcome New Members
billie bailey, Executive Director
Museum School Wrap-up nancy bagley, RRHM Docent
Brian Adams Sharon Delaney Travis & Rebekah Ireland Corrine Quentin
WilliaM bisbee, Exhibit Technician
2011-2012 was a great Museum School year, with Charles & Rebecca Adams Jim Demry Jr Staci Jackson Renee & Craig Rabe
fREE at over 1250 third grade students from Waterloo George Alton Dick DeWater Ben & Erin Johnston Donald Redfern
sarah blevins, Exhibit Assistant
Jacquie colvin, Marketing Coordinator/
Dallas & Debra Ehmen Carl & Judy Reisner
Prairie Grove Park!
Angelyn & David Balk Jennifer Kelley Graphic Designer
and Cedar Falls attending! The use of computer Dale & Amy Barglof Daniel Ellis Kristi Kidrowski James & Judy Ridgway Melody cuMMings, Museum School Assistant
4th St. & Shaulis Rd. technology in the planetarium and for telling the Ed & Kim Bartels Korrie Fisher Kim & Charles Klose Jennifer Roloff christy decker, Director of Adult Programs
Jodi & Mark Bauler Jason & Jamin Gameon Linda & Bernie Kracht Deborah & Dale Rueber & Group Tours
Industry Story enhanced the learning experience
JUNE 5 • SPECIAL EVENT David Belarde Anna & David Garlow Lisa & Jeff Kriz Valda & Lavern Schaul Jason dornbush, Science Outreach Coordinator
for the students. The Rath packing site was added Tara & Dave Bennett Kimberly & Dennis Greene Kevin & Laura Kuznia Teresa & Michael Seifert
The Transit of Venus annette FreeseMan, Director of Historical
5 pm until Sunset to the Friday tour and creates additional interest Frederic & Sophie Bitwayiki Amy & Phillip Greer April & Brian Leadley Stefanie & Scott Smeltser Programming
Nikki & Brad Britzman Lisa & Micah Hadley Terry & Paula Letsche Marilynn & Robert Stabenow rachel Fritts, Rental & Facilities Coordinator
Grout Museum South St. Parking Lot for Waterloo students. Matthew Brustkern Heather Harris Bill & Katie Litterer Amy Staples katie hass, Museum Assistant
Karen Buchanan Ryan Haynes Deanna & Francisco Lopez Judi Straw lorraine ihnen, Collection Curator
View the transit of Venus, something The Grout Museum would like to thank the Cedar Falls Public Library for providing their Bridget Cain Diane & Jerry Headington James & Laurel McMahon Jayme Teigen nancy kinter, Office Administrator
that will not be seen again in this
meeting room on Fridays to use for the mapping activity and 1-room school re-enactment Bruce & Tonya Carpenter Lorelei Heisinger Melissa Mitchell Harold D & Deborah L Walters deb leWis, Museum Assistant
lifetime! Ari & Josh Carroll Fred & Jane Hemenway Amalia & Irvin Myron Lenah & Kyle Walton
for the Cedar Falls schools. catreva Manning, Archivist
Roland & Marianne Cayouette Clint & Cris Herbert Allan Natvig Mark & Christy Weber cyd Mchone, Director of Development
JUNE 23 • 9-10:30 pm Michelle Clancy Joseph & Lorie Heuthorst Sarah & Cord Nelson Dave & Diane Wiener & Marketing
The success of Museum School depends on the support, dedication and professional Carey & Mason Cowell Ashley Hinz Dan & Becki Noack Barb Wightman Margaret Jane Meyer, Interview &
This will be the only chance to expertise of many people both inside and outside of the Grout Museum District. Thank David & Cheryl Cowley Randy & Rosann Hinz Patricia & Dean Norton Maria & Kevin Wilkening Collections Assistant
see fast-moving Mercury this Brenda Crow L. Sam & Janet Holden Liz Petersen Debra Yankey troy Myler, IT/Media Specialist
you to all who contributed, including the following sponsors:
summer. It will be followed by the Gene & Florence De Long Laura & Chad Homewood Daniel & Susanne Pieper pauletta nelson-bridges, Imaginarium
moon, the bright star Regulus in the Jeremy & Melissa Deegan Beth Huber April & Barry Plassman Receptionist
constellation Leo (the Lion), Mars,
• Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
• Bill & Nancy Blake Mary & Dennis DeGroote Abraham Hurst Valerie Ann Price anna nielsen, Development, Membership &
and Saturn, which will be close to • R.J. Mc Elroy Trust Foundation • Dave & Jeanne Allbaugh Volunteer Coordinator
the bright star Spica in the • H.D. “Ike” and Emile Leighty • Mr. V Thank you Renewing Members bob neyMeyer, Historian
diane popelka, Operations Manager
constellation Virgo. • Bob and Margaret Bradford • Jim & Linda Walsh Jane ryan, Education Asst./Planetarium Dir.
William & Donna Aegerter Melvin & Louise Gardner Beverly & Sherman Lundy Debra Shoopman
July 28 • 9-10:30 pm
• Ray and Judy Burfeind • Robert Sieglaff David & Jeanne Allbaugh Sharon Gatewood Mike Magee Pat Simmons
Joseph sailor, Custodian
rayMond sheppard iii, Janitor
• Billie Bailey • Young Plumbing & Heating Bill & Pam Arndorfer Paul and Gina Greene DJ & Heidi Adamson Eddie & Susan Sivola
Judith slaikeu, Museum Store Coordinator
The Moon will be above Antares, • Bob and Nancy Neymeyer James & Reatha Aronson David & Marian Greene Manahl Jan Smith
• Cyd McHone cynthia stevens, Museum Assistant
the bright reddish heart of Scorpius Ivan & Mary Averhoff Dorothy Guetzlaff Joann Maurer Luanna Spencer alan sWeeney, Imaginarium Site Manager
(the Scorpion). This large constel-
• Gallagher Family Foundation • George & Mary Ellen Warren Larry Baker Sanjay & Gowri Gulwadi Patricia McCabe David & Linda Stamp robin venter, Curator of Exhibits
lation and its neighbor, Sagittarius • Target (Sponsor of Family Night) Richard & Kathy Bartels Lois Hagg Ron & Diane McMahon William Strouse david voigts, Planetarium Assistant
Mike & Anne Betts Jay & Milanya Hall Mike & Cindy Miehe Robert & Joanne Tefft
(the Archer), will be at their highest Jordan Walker, Science Educator
Peter Blankenfeld Jean Hall John & Mary Miller Scott & Paula Thome deanna Walvatne, Planetarium Assistant
point and easiest to observe. Saturn
Jean and Dan Britt Roger & Marilyn Hanson Michael Miller Carlos & Diane Urzagaste
and Mars will also be well placed for
See the Stars...Rent a Telescope! Hovey & Marge Brom Greg & Lynette Harter John & Karen Miller Gene and Dianne Van Gorder
Jessica WillaMson, Outreach Assistant
Judy & Ray Burfeind Sharron Haskin Eric & Mary Miller David & Anabeth Voigts
August 25 • 9-10:30 pm
Scott & Sarah Burmeister
Dru & Jill Burr
Horace & Gretchen Hegg
Craig & Kathleen Heise
Stephen & Elizabeth Mong
Gary and Linda Waldon
Laverne & Deanna Walvatne board of Directors
Karen Chapman Roxine & Michael Hild JoAnne Happekotte Moore Brent & Katie Warning
Viewers will take a last look at To learn more or to reserve a telescope contact Jane Ryan at Greg & Dani Christensen Nicholas & Nancy Weber Barbara Corson, Chair*
Mike & Joni Hollen Rebecca Moore
Saturn, Mars, and Spica, the 319-234-6357 or email@example.com Barbara & Harold Corson Brian & Darla Holthaus Elaine Morrison Richard & Marilyn Weber David Allbaugh, Vice Chair*
brightest star of the constellation Marcia Courbat Carol Houk Maxine Morrison Cindy Wells Bill Blake
Virgo (the Maiden), that will be Reed Craft Robert & Dorothy Barbara Mullan Betty Willasson Robert Bradford
Prices start at $15 for a weekly rental. Judy Burfeind
huddled together low in the Howard & Roberta Craven Hundley Richard & Andrea Mulling Mary Williams
John J. Burns, Treasurer*
western sky in the early evening. Milton & Kimberly Dakovich Paul Huting John & Sue O’Brien Delia Winter
Alex & Sally Darragh David & Jodi Wohlford Aaron Buzza, CVB Liaison
The “W” shaped Cassiopeia Thomas & Alyce Jenkins Ben & Elizabeth Patterson
Steven & Patricia Davis John & Tracy Lazella Dianne Phelps Shane & Krystal Wolf
(the Queen) will be getting Howard Craven (Friends of the Snowden House)
David Deeds Justice Kent & Diane Prescott Dan & Janell Wright
higher in the sky and easier Edward J. Gallagher, Jr.*
Dave Deibler Gary & Jeri Karr Joe Pryor Jack & Dorothy Wright
to observe. Learn how to use it Harold Getty**
Jo Anne Dierks Le Roy & Lou Ann Jim & Barb Reidy Richard and Cathy Young
to find Polaris (the North Star) Sondra Dyer Ketterer Martha Reineke
and Cepheus (the King). H.D. “Ike” Leighty*
Bruce & Jan Erpelding Stan & Carolyn Kral David & Joanne Richter
Cepheus is home to the MeMberships received Ryan Malecek
Cleo Farris Jim and Nancy LaRue Chris & Tyann Rouw
dimstar Delta Cephei that is Jan-Mar: 2012 Roger Olesen*
Mark & Virginia Fienup Robert & Carmen Lavenz Eddie & Juanita Sage
a colorful binary star. Viewers SuMMER HOuRS: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00, 1:30, & 3:00 Norman & Vivian Fitzpatrick H. D. “Ike” & Emile Barb Schilf
Joe Pryor (Russell House Society)
will learn why it is probably the Mike & Karan Flanscha
most important star in the sky!
Free with Admission to the Grout Museum! Dennis & Debra Franzen
Jeff & Sheri Lesh
Nancy J. & Daniel P.
Mary Ellen Warren
Children must be over the age of 4 to attend. Roger & Sandra Fulcher
Stephen & Nancy Gaies
Joanne Lewis Marie Schmitz
Mary & Roger Lorber Charlotte Schuler
9 Ed & Cathy Gallagher, Jr. Dan & Chris Lorenz William & Gale Senn
GrOUt mUseUm dIstrIct hOUrs:
Tuesday - Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Rensselaer Russell House Museum hours vary
Please call for current hours
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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
To current resident or:
Permit No. 116
uS Postage Paid Waterloo, IA 50701
Non-Profit Org. 503 South St.
Grout Museum District