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Watercolor Painting at Sawmill Museum

The Sawmill Museum, 2231 Grant Street, Clinton, IA, offers the last of its August summer classes for children:  "Make Your Own Watercolor Painting."  On Saturday, August 31, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., you get to make your own masterpiece! 

The admission fee--$4 for adults and $3 for children--covers materials for all programs.


What will you see at the museum?

  • Lumberjack Camp:  A recreated 1888 lumberjack camp for kids and adults young-at-heart, to play and live as lumberjacks and Jills.  Check out the lumberjack camp scavenger hunt to unlock life as a lumberjack.
  • Vintage and Replica Sawmill:  On the first Sunday of every month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., see our restored 1920's sawmill in action.  For a limited time, come see Bill Michael's model of an early 1900's sawmill and lumber yard.  It's a replica of a mill used in California.
  • Family Corner and Midwest Lumber Train:  Whether it's a ride on our train or partaking in a craft, families will never want to leave.
  • Struve Mill:  Follow a piece of lumber from a rough cut slab to a smooth chair leg.  Leslie Struve is shown below.

The Sawmill Museum is open seven days a week:
Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Director Matt Parbs at 563-242-0343 for additional information or find the Sawmill Museum at

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