Preservation Destination 2019

Cedar Falls/Waterloo
September 23, 2019

Free Event for ICPC Members (but you can join that day and still come!)  Click here for membership rates

Noon meal paid on your own but all behind the scenes tours are free.

A $100 Fellowship is available for a first time attender to a Preservation Destination and that person traveled over 100 miles. Click here for more information.

Please register at by September 16 so we can estimate our numbers for our host sites.  Please send an email to and include: (please feel free to copy and paste the small form below into your email)

Your Name:
Phone Number in case of emergency (such as the unlikely event that we would have to cancel):

9:00 am – 9:30 am Black Hawk Hotel Tour:    115-119 Main Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613. Since 1850, the hotel has been at this site. Mary Ann Hinman will give a walking tour and historic stories including seeing some of the room’s historic décor.

9:45 am – 10:45 am Ice House Museum: 121 Center St., Cedar Falls 50613. Opened in 1921. Julie Huffman-Klinkowitz (Collections Manager) will give a behind the scenes tour and will include personal insights on handling materials after the 2008 flood.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm University of Northern Iowa: 1227 W. 27th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa  50614. Tours led by Nathan Arndt of Rod Library to see UNI museum, Conservation Lab, Rural School Center.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch at the UNI Union.  No travel time – across the sidewalk from the library’s front entrance.  Large variety of fast options. There is no group seating planned.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm University of Northern Iowa Art Museum and (time permitting), the Costume Apparel Collection (across the street from each other). 

 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Grout Museum: 503 South St, Waterloo, Iowa 50701. Nicholas Erickson (Registrar) will be conducting a behind the scenes tour. 

For more information please email Sarah at

Suggestions for hotels if you will be staying any nights in the area:

Cedar Falls:

Black Hawk Hotel at 115 – 119 Main Street.    Since 1850 at this site. [319-277-1161]  We will be starting our Preservation Destination event with a tour here from 9 – 9:30.

Country Inn and Suites  at 2910 South Main St. – Listed as being close to UNI campus [319-273-9999]

Comfort Suites at 7402 Nordic Dr. [319-277-2230]

Clarion Inn at 5826 University Ave.  [319-277-6166]


Country Inn and Suites at 4025 Hammond Ave.,  [319-233-2336]

Hampton Inn Waterloo Cedar Valley, 2034 LaPorte, Waterloo [319-232-6589] – 2.7 miles from the Grout Museum

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