The Sawmill Museum
What you will see at the museum!
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: On the first Sunday of every month, not including holidays, from 1:30 to 2:30, see our restored 1920's sawmill in action.
Family Corner & Midwest Lumber Train: Whether it's a ride on our train or partaking in a craft, families will never want to leave.
On display until April 2015: Barns of Iowa by Michael Harker
The exhibit is sponsored by Humanities of Iowa and features 20 stunning photographs of Iowa's best barns. For information about the museum's art contest around this exhibit, please call us.
For a limited time, check out Bill Michael's model of a vintage early 1900's sawmill and lumber yard.
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.
News & Events
For a full calendar visit our Events Page:
Special Programming (All Programming Included in Admission)
April 17, Friday, 5pm-7pm Prince of Peace Art Open House
Come out to see the new lumber baron exhibit!
April 18, Saturday, 1pm-3pm Airplane & Dragonfly Clip Craft
Make an airplane clip or a cute dragonfly clip craft. A cute wood craft for all ages.
April 25, Saturday, 8:30am-5pm Gateway History Conference
An all-day symposium on our area’s history held at the museum sponsored and put on by Clinton Public Library and The Windmill. The museum will be limited to browsing for noise purposes.
June 13, 11am-4pm: Lumberjack Festival
An all day celebration of our lumber heritage. Professional lumberjack competitions and kid activities.
On display from April 12 to early May is Price of Peace's artwork. Over 60 pieces from a litany of mediums are on display.