Preservation Destination

Preservation Destination 2017

Boone and Ames  

October 2 (morning and afternoon)

Sponsored and organized by Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) by Education Committee.   

A free day conference for members of ICPC with the only cost of the day being your own lunch. People can become paid members that day if you know someone who would be interested in the event.


8:45 – 9:00

Arrive and meet at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center, 225 10th Street, Boone, Iowa.

9:00 – 10:30

Tour the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center where they exhibit and maintain artifacts, archival material, stories, and people associated with railroads and railroad operations in Iowa. They also do the preservation and conservation for the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad.

10:30 – 12:00

Tour the Boone History Center of the Boone History Museums. In the early 1990s the Boone County Historical Society took over the 1907 Masonic Temple on Story Street and it became the physical space of the museum. Today the museum houses collections, several featured exhibits, as well as a meeting space for programs and community use.

12:00 – 1:00


1:00 – 1:30

Travel from Boone, Iowa to Ames, Iowa. Meet at the Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, Ames, IA.

1:30 – 3:30

Tour several facilities on the Iowa State University campus:

  1. Brunnier Art Museum – ISU

The Brunnier Art Museum is truly one of a kind. It is the only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection in the state of Iowa and one of the nation’s few museums located within a performing arts and conference complex.  Founded in 1975, the museum is named after its benefactors, Henry J. Brunnier and his wife Ann. See ceramics, glass, dolls, ivory, jade, and enameled metals in the Brunnier Collection!

  1. Stephens Auditorium – ISU

After 45 years, the Stephens Auditorium curtain, named Sliver Code, is underwent a meticulous restoration, we will visit the auditorium and learn about the project.

  1. Memorial Union – ISU

Time permitting we will tour the Memorial Union and learn about their exhibits and workspace.

If interested in coming please contact Tom Keyser at email by Sept. 27, 2017.  You can call Donna Hoeksema, 641-990-4866 or Tom Keyser, 515-242-6542 with questions or for emergencies.


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