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area museums Camanche Depot Museum 102 12th Avenue | Camanche, IA 563-259-1285 | www.camancheia.org Climb aboard this fully-restored 1951 Milwaukee/Soo Line caboose and rail- road depot and step back in time to 1899 when the depot was built. Open by appointment. Camanche Historical Museum 1307 S. Washington Blvd | Camanche, IA 563-259-1285 | www.camancheia.org The Museum houses the Clinton County/ Gateway Genealogical Library as well as collections from Camanche’s past. Visit the Museum to learn how to research your family history. Collections include cemetery records, county histories, fu- neral home records, Old Age Assistance, tax records and several family histories. Open by appointment. Central Community Historical Society 628 6th Avenue | DeWitt, IA 563-659-9717 The society has a large collection of genealogy material, which includes more than 5,000 index cards with births, deaths, marriages and 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries. The society also has all of the Clinton County atlases, history books, school annuals, telephone books, more than 125 scrapbooks and numerous photos. Visit us at centralcom- mhistsoc-museum.org. Clinton county historical society & museum 601 South 1st Street | Clinton, IA 563-242-1201 Here, the story of early settlers of this Mississippi River area and the booming lumber business is told. Permanent www.clintonherald.com collection includes old photographs of the area, memorabilia, period furniture, authentic 1924 kitchen, and the “Resolute,” one of the only three manually-powered fire engines on display in the world. Visit us at www. clintoncountyhistoricalsocietyofiowa.org. Clinton Engines Museum 607 E Maple St | Maquoketa, IA 563-652-1803 clinton co. historical society & museum The museum features interactive profes- sional exhibits as well as pictures of past plant employees. The museum is located at Clark and Maple streets in Maquoketa. Curtis Mansion 420 Fifth Ave. South | Clinton, IA 563-242-8556 | Find us on Facebook This restored Victorian home of Lumber Baron George M. Curtis shows period architecture with its original Tiffany glass windows, carved banisters, wood trim and massive fireplaces. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Clinton Women’s Club purchased the property in 1925 and has been operated by them since then. It is used for their meetings and also rented for receptions and other similar events. Tours are available by special appointment or during the summer months. curtis mansion Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center 332 8th Avenue South | Clinton, IA 563-243-3600 | adlerdiscoverycenter.org Welcome to “Clinton, Iowa’s Children’s Museum!” where families learn through play! Enjoy a large museum space with engaging exhibits for all ages: Outreach to Space; mini-putt golf; Kapla blocks; model train layout; giant bubble machine; Adler Avenue with a grocery, hospital, school house and school bus, camper and dress up; and an historical Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center Visitor And Newcomer Guide | 2019 39