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Events

Community Picnic

 July 26, 2014 We’re hosting a community picnic on July 26, starting at 11:00 on the museum grounds. You bring blankets and your picnic lunch, we’ll provide the entertainment. In addition to a great afternoon of music produced by Bill Johnson, we’ll have activities for the kids and storytelling for both kids and adults. The

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Historic Homes

The Joseph Burt Home

Joseph Burt was born in 1852 near Dunfermline, Scotland, north of Edinburgh. He came to the US with his parents and three siblings in 1854. His father was a mining engineer who worked in the coal fields of Pennsylvania and Ohio before becoming a blacksmith in Boone County, Iowa. Joseph farmed near Estherville, Iowa before

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