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Museum Crawl Explores Southeast Iowa History on the Hills Scenic Byway

Posted: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 6:21 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

Image courtesy of Historic Hills Scenic Byway.

The Historic Hills Scenic Byway welcomes visitors to imbibe in the history of the area with their Museum Crawl this weekend.

Four museums in Wayland, Winfield, Swedesburg, and New London are offering family friendly activities including demonstrations, hands-on activities, and refreshments throughout the day. Byway Coordinator Diana Huguell says what makes this crawl special, “The museums in southeast Iowa, they each have their own character and their own story to tell. The New London one has a strong railroad history, the one in Winfield has a strong farming history. In Wayland we have dairy, and then we get to Swedesburg we’ve got that Swedish heritage they have researched and then portray in all their museum’s artifacts.”

Participants can take a route of their choosing on the crawl, as all museums are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Attendees will be given a “passport” to be stamped at each museum, and when they’ve completed the crawl they may turn it in to enter a prize drawing. This event is hosted by the Historic Hills Scenic Byway, in conjunction with Iowa Museum Week.