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Grout Museum

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Established  October 1934
Director  Billie Bailey (2011)
Grout Museum httpswwwgroutmuseumdistrictorgwebresImageh
Location  503 South Street Waterloo, Iowa
Website  http://www.groutmuseumdistrict.org
Similar  Lost Island Water Park, Phelps Youth Pavilion, Young Arena, George Wyth Memorial, Dan Gable Wrestling Museum

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The Grout Museum District is a set of museums in Waterloo, Iowa. The District consists of the Grout Museum of History & Science, Bluedorn Science Imaginarium, Rensselaer Russell House Museum, Snowden House and the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum.


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General history

The museum started with the private collection and endowment of Henry W. Grout, a Waterloo financier and legislator. The original Henry W. Grout Historical Museum was dedicated in October 1934.

The district is a nonprofit educational entity that is active in engaging the students and all people from the surrounding communities. The district is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Grout Museum of History & Science

By the time of his death, Grout had collected over 2,000 objects. His will established an endowment and named trustees to care for his collection, which was displayed for many years at the local YMCA (now the River Plaza building on 4th Street). The current building (503 South Street) was completed in 1956 and opened to the public as a not-for-profit museum.

Rensselaer Russell House Museum

The Rensselaer Russell House Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest homes in Black Hawk County. Guided tours are available.


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