Arts & Culture

Art, sculpture, theater, plays, dance, museums, music

Downtown Cedar Falls

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There is nothing like staying in a historic hotel!  I love the architecture and beauty of a hotel with class, and the Blackhawk Hotel  in downtown Cedar Falls fits the bill.  On a recent hosted stay, my husband Keith and I were in a lovely King Suite of this hotel built in 1870. We dropped […]

Art fest

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Cedar Fall’s is home to the College Hill Art Fest which is held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa at the corner of College and 23rd Street. Keith and I traveled to Cedar Falls to attend the 100 Years of John Deere and to discover a bit about this festival and the […]

Riverfront Musuem

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This summer is all about grandma time.  With my two grandchildren soon to reach double digits at eight (soon to be nine) and seven (to be eight in December) I am grasping the summer months like a drowning sailor.  We are taking weekly trips to fun spots in central Illinois.  Last week, the Riverfront Museum […]

Eureka Springs

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The entire two and a half square miles of downtown of Eureka Springs is on the National Historic Register.  I traveled to Eureka Springs on a hosted trip along with my friend Rose Hammit and a group of travel writers that are part of the North American Travel Journalists Association.  When we drove into town […]

Kinney Pioneer Musseum

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Museum Director Kay Ingersol literally guided us by phone to the Kinney Pioneer Museum and Historical Society of North Iowa.  At first we  had trouble finding our way.  After arriving she took us on a whirlwind tour.  The Kinney Pioneer Museum was perhaps the most amazing find of our hosted trip to Mason City, Iowa.  […]