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Grand Meadow Heritage Festival in Siouxland, Washta

11 Sep

I visited Siouxland’s Grand Meadow Heritage Center Festival this past weekend, and it was like stepping back in time. A variety of items from agriculture’s past era with vintage tractors, plus volunteers demonstrating a lumber operation cutting cedar planks from tree trunks. The Heritage Center’s museum is quite amazing. I had not been inside previously and there are so many items tucked inside this former school that the breadth of history found there is amazing. Plus to see such a structure still functioning, albeit on a minimal level. It reminded me of a school I attended growing up in Illinois. Down to the sunken gymnasium in the “basement”.

 

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Grand Meadow Heritage Center

7 Sep

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8&9, there will be a festival at the Grand Meadow Heritage Center near Quimby and Washta, Iowa. The center itself is set up as a museum area with older buildlings and displays of times past. A log cabin, a former one-room school house, wagons, a black smith shop and a museum in a former area community school.

There should be a variety of activities occurring, although I am not certain what is actually taking place and have not been able to find much information doing an internet search. There is some antique farming equipment and people will be dressed in period clothing. This is a posting that contains a map and directions to find the Center, which is east of Hinton off of County Road C66. Reprints of the Center are here.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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