On Monday, May 13th Governor Terry Branstad proclaimed June 9-16, 2013 as Iowa Museum Week. During that week, Iowa’s museums will celebrate their unique contributions to their communities as contributors to community quality of life, economic engines, tourism attractions, and educational partners. Iowa’s ninety-nine counties are home to hundreds of historical societies and museums as well as to major regional collections in art, history, agricultural, botanical and living collections. Iowa’s museums attract visitors to area hotels, restaurants, and recreational areas; provide education and outreach for all ages; drive both incoming tourism revenue and job creation; and contribute to the overall quality of life that makes Iowa’s communities great places to live, work, and raise a family.
With this proclamation Governor Branstad recognizes the importance of Iowa’s museums, stating that Iowa Museum Week will celebrate the crucial role of Iowa’s museums in preserving the historical fabric and memory of our state through preservation of artifacts and archives; in providing educational resources and programs which expand learning opportunities for all ages; in contributing to a vibrant community and state economy through job creation, purchase of goods and services, and by attracting tourism revenue to the community and state; and in their significant role in enhancing community quality of life.
Heartland Acres will celebrate Iowa Museum week by offering $2 adult discount $1.00 children discount off all regular price admission.
Heartland Acres is open Monday –Saturday 9AM – 4:30PM and Sunday noon to 4:30PM and is located at 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence, IA 50644. Find us on Facebook. Call or stop out and see us.
Iowa’s museums are supported in their missions by the Iowa Museum Association, a statewide association of museums including art centers and art museums, botanical gardens, children’s museums,historic sites, historical societies, living history sites, nature centers, natural history museums, planetariums, science and technology centers, and zoos.
The mission of the Iowa Museum Association is to provide quality training and development to Iowa museum professionals and volunteers, advocate for support of Iowa’s museums, and build a strong community of museums and museum supporters in Iowa.