Museum Set to Close for  2013 Season

The La Porte City FFA Historical and Ag Museum will close for the 2013 season on Thursday, November 21st.  This year marked several milestones: the completion of the installation of heating and cooling in the historic Fire Station and Jail House as well as the installation of UV protection on the windows; the creation of exhibits for the Fire Station and Jail House; and the installation of the cement pad in preparation for the relocation and restoration of the historic 1861 log cabin.
Two successful fundraising events, the Garden Walk and Hot Soup…Cool Bowl were held to support the restoration of the log cabin and the creation of a pioneer education center.  “This whole process to restore the Fire Station, Jail House and log cabin, plus create a pioneer education center will have taken almost ten years when it all comes to fruition,” noted Jan Erdahl, Museum Manager.  “We owe a great debt of gratitude to the community, the City of La Porte, and of course our volunteers who have supported our efforts, not just in the short term but for the entire duration of this massive project.  We cannot thank them enough for the support they have shown us in our efforts to make the Museum a place to be proud of.”
The Museum will open for the 2014 season on Thursday, May lst. Watch for information about our new season on our web page (www.lpcmuseum.com) or visit us on Facebook.  Mark your calendars for the 2014 Garden Walk and the return of Fall Festival….a family favorite!  Groups wishing to book tours for 2014 season may contact us via our web page, Facebook,  or call us at 319-342-3619.

An interactive display of life on the farm, complete with a milking the cow station, was among the many successful programs hosted by the museum in 2013. Photo courtesy of Jan Erdahl.

An interactive display of life on the farm, complete with a milking the cow station, was among the many successful programs hosted by the museum in 2013. Photo courtesy of Jan Erdahl.