What do stained glass windows, sewer  patterns, oil paintings, bridges, and renaissance columns have in common? Join docents at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to learn how each tells a unique story of architecture and design, along with the historical elements that helped shape them, as the Museum opens its doors for the 2013 season on Tuesday, April 16th from 1-4 PM. This year’s theme is Mixing It Up.

“I think our theme says it all, “notes Jan Erdahl, Museum Director.

“Our exhibit this season is a remarkable collection of items that not only delight the eye, but bring a new perspective on how we gather history.”

Visitors will be treated to unique look at the extraordinary craftsmanship and design of three outstanding older homes in La Porte City. Also on display are stained glass windows from three churches from La Porte City’s past, as well as the stunning reconstruction of a salvaged staircase from a local home lost as the result of the great flood of 2008. The museum’s mix of displays also includes a bench that once graced the grand Hotel Terry and the art work of La Porte City artist, Lela Briggs, who died in 1953.

The Museum is open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-4 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM-12 Noon. To schedule a tour you may contact the museum at 342-3619, visit their Facebook page or website at www.lpcmuseum.com.