December - Tour - Grout Museum and Iowa Veterans Museum

Tour of Grout Museum and Iowa Veterans Museum

SME 186’s monthly meeting will be a tour at the Grout Museum and Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo. Below is information about the Grout Museum and Iowa Veterans Museum from their website:

The Grout Museum of History & Science's history collection focuses on the period from 1833, when Iowa was opened for settlement, to the present. The Maytag Car, 1915 Waterloo Boy, Rath Packing Company whistle and Pioneer Hall Mural help visitors envision and understand bygone eras.


The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum is named after the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa. They lost their lives, along with 700 other crewmembers, when their ship, the USS Juneau, was sunk in the South Pacific on November 13, 1942 in the Battle of Guadalcanal.

The 32,000-square-foot facility named in their honor consists of permanent and temporary exhibits, video histories, artifacts, plane and tank replicas, and a near life-size recreation of the bow of the USS Juneau. Museum patrons will receive personalized veteran dog tags when they arrive, allowing them to experience an Iowan's story. Interactive video exhibits also showcase hundreds of veterans' stories, and a veteran registration program will serve as an important research tool.

For additional information or questions please e-mail the chapter at:

We encourage Spouses, Friends, and Significant Others to attend.

(Attending only the tour is $6 for adults, $4 for children 4 - 13 yrs.)

4:30 – 6:00 pm – Self Guided Tour of Grout Museum, Iowa Veterans Museum

5:00 – 5:20 pm – Christy Decker, Director of Adult Programs and Group Tours

6:00 – 6:10 pm – Travel to Brown Bottle

6:10 – 6:30 pm – Social

6:30 – 7:15 pm – Dinner

7:15 – 7:30 pm – Chapter Business/Announcements


Date – Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Tour Location – Grout Museum, 503 South St., Waterloo, IA

Dinner Location – Brown Bottle, 209 West 5th St., Waterloo, IA

Parking – Please enter the museum using the Grout Museum entrance on West Park Avenue. There will be a check-in desk at that location for all attendees. Street parking is available, in addition to the parking lot at 3rd St./South St..

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