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                                                                            JUne - aUG 2012
                                                                            VOL. XXXVII nO. 3


                   Grout Museum District

                               Touch It.                       See It.                     Feel It.

                                  Paranormal                              Activity
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!




      Page 2
 Grout Museum District
 Summer Programming


      Page 4
  New Exhibit at the
    Imaginarium!


      Page 6
  Voices of Veterans
  DireCtions                                                                                                                                                                             programming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 JuNE
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gross!) Body
                                                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
Museum District.

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
                                                                                                                                        Waterloo, Iowa
                                                                                                                                        Non-Profit Org.


                                                                                                                                        Permit No. 116
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            24-27   WW: American Indian
                                       SPEAKER
       THAnk YOu children from the unitarian universalist Society!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                June 8 & 9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code Talkers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Throughout History
                                                                           Karan Flanscha has been teaching and lecturing                                                             The Star’s & Stripes Quilt Retreat will feature speaker and teacher Karan Flanscha. Workshops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           AuGuST
                                                                           about quilts throughout Iowa and beyond. She has



                                                                                                                                                                                       STARS
                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                      STRIPES
                                                                           tise and quilting passion lies in quilt history and
                                                                           hand stitching techniques, which led her to recreate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Throughout History
                                                                           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!
                                                                                                                                                                                                        EAT
                                                                           in their Dear Jane software. The Grout Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                               ILT RETR
                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                            Registra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Imaginarium
                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         IMAGInARIuM
                               Paranormal                                                        Activity                                                                                                                                AnIMAl SPOTlIGHT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “VESTA”
                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cOMMOn nAME:
                                  home was now a museum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bullsnake
                              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!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DIET:
           I have been. There is a huge potential to get some serious attention from the paranormal industry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Carnivorous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ADulT SIzE:
                                                 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




                                                                                                                                            PCI
                                                            • 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.


                                                                                                                                            POOP
                                                                                                                                                                                        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.
                   ORLD
                                                       • $35 fee may be applied toward a family                                           Cycle Investigation Exhibit                   different livestock species, learn how manure
           E THSEUWDISTRICT!
     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



                                                                    Veteran
                                                                                                                                                                                              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.


                                                                                                                                                                                               Angela Gingrich
                                                                                                                                                                                               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

     ONLY $19.95
                                                                                                                                                                                               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.”



    Volunteer oPPortunItIeS
    Call Anna Nielsen, at 319-234-6357, to learn more.


nEW OPPORTunITIES:
                                                                                                                                                                   VETERAnS PlAQuES
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 nancy.kinter@gmdistrict.org
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   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


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                                                                                                                                                                                           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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                             “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.
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   eDuCation news                                                                                                                                membership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Museum Staff
                                                                                                                                                                           Welcome New Members
STAR PARTIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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
viewing.
                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kathy Millett
                                                                                                                                                                                                      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 jane.ryan@gmdistrict.org                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Harrison Cass
                                                                                                                                             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**

                                                  PlAnETARIuM SHOWS
                                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 David Greene
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)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gail Sands
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
                                                                                                                                                                             Leighty
                                                                                                                                                                           Jeff & Sheri Lesh
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nancy J. & Daniel P.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Schmitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sandra Schipper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mary Ellen Warren
                                                Children must be over the age of 4 to attend.                                                Roger & Sandra Fulcher
                                                                                                                                             Stephen & Nancy Gaies
                                                                                                                                                                           Joanne Lewis               Marie Schmitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * Trustee
                                                                                                                                                                           Mary & Roger Lorber        Charlotte Schuler
     9                                                                                                                                       Ed & Cathy Gallagher, Jr.     Dan & Chris Lorenz         William & Gale Senn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 **City Liaison
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10
                         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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