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Carnegie Cultural Center

7 N. Water Ave, New Hampton, IA 50659
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Carnegie Cultural Center

The Carnegie Cultural Center focuses on the arts, history, and cultural awareness for the benefit, enlightenment, and enjoyment of all Chickasaw County residents and visitors.  Temporary and Permanent exhibits fill this old Carnegie Library building

Main floor exhibits:
Natvig Brothers Circus.
Toy Town
Doc Tunnell & Associates - an elaborate showcase of the history of eyewear.
Arle's Folly - one man's fascination with steam engines
Cart & Carriage. Hand crafted collection of vehicles...carts, wagons, carriages and sleighs.
Billy J's Clown Circus. Circus clowns models in parade.

Lower Level Permanent Exhibits.
The Railroad Room.
Uncle Joe's Farm.
Virgil's Tractors.
Jerry's World - fantasyland village comprised of structures erected from building blocks and construction sets manufactured between the 1950s and 1980s. Populated by everything from wild animals and skate boarders to super heroes and aliens, this special place is a feast for the imagination as well as the eyes.

Temporary Exhibits.
We offer an annual calendar of temporary exhibits of 6-8 weeks duration as well as programs and special events

Archives. The Carnegie maintains a variety of materials pertinent to the history of Chickasaw county for use by the public in conducting historic or genealogical research.


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