The Sawmill Museum
News & Events
Agricultural Speaker Series, Thursdays Jan 12 to March 16, 5:30-6:30pm
Every Thursday a new speaker will be on hand discussing various Clinton and Iowa related history discussions. The speaker series is free due to a grant from Silos & Smokestacks. Free admission begins at 5pm on Thursdays. For calendar, click on this link.
STEAM Saturdays, Every Saturday in January, 10am-Noon:
Every day will feature various STEM activities with an infusion of art. Science experiments, rockets, propulsion, "cars," hovering, and more!
Every Thursday From Jan 5 to End Of May Toddler Thursdays
Running from 10am-11am, The Clinton based Early Childhood Playgroup is an opportunity for area families to come together and learn play skills in an interactive setting. Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency staff will be available at each play group to interact and play with all the kids and parents that attend. The play group will also give an opportunity for parents to ask questions and learn from early childhood teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language therapists, and a behavior analyst about general strategies they can use. Free for families with toddlers from the support of Clinton United Way
Discover Clinton's Lumber Heritage
Lumberjack Camp: A recreated 1888 lumberjack camp for kids, and adults young at heart, to play and live as a lumberjacks and jills. Check out the lumberjack camp scavenger hunt to unlock life as a lumberjack.
Struve Mill: Follow a piece of lumber from a rough cut slab to a smooth chair leg.
Vintage & Replica Sawmill: See our restored 1920's sawmill in action. For a live demonstration, check our calendar, or for organized groups of 15 or more, call the museum to see if one can be scheduled.
Meet Clinton's Lumber Barons: Our newest exhibit takes you back in time to our parlor room where Clinton's leading lumber names wake up to tell you the story of their role in building an American lumber empire.
Family Corner & Midwest Lumber Train: Whether it's a ride on our train or partaking in a craft, families will never want to leave.
For a limited time, check out Bill Michael's model of a vintage early 1900's sawmill and lumber yard.
On display for 2015-2016, a selection of American folk art from wildlife artist Warren Ostrom.
Become a Sawmill Volunteer: Stop by the museum to learn about being a sawyer, a docent, a "train" engineer, an educational volunteer, or whatever you like!
Book your Birthday Party in our Party Room: $3 per person. The room is yours for two hours.