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)
May 30, Saturday, 1pm-4pm Painting With Laura
Paint a wonderful watercolor scene of a mama robin. Great for all ages.
June 12, 7pm-10pm The Cal Stage Band
Kick off the summer with a free concert down in the Lyons District. Suggested donation of $3 per person. Beer tent and BBQ vendors on hand.
June 13, 11am-4pm: Lumberjack Festival
An all day celebration of our lumber heritage. Professional lumberjack competitions and kid activities.
July 11-August 29: Every Saturday, from 11:45-4:30pm, Millin' Around
Tour The Windmill, tour The Sawmill, and take a ride on the Blue Heron all for FREE. Click here for details.
On display from May 5 to the end of school is Clinton Middle School's artwork. The reception for the event will be May 12 from 5pm-7pm.